Help POUNCE pursue carnivore coexistence!

POUNCE Conservation is a small, growing carnivore coexistence, research, and education organization run by a 21 year old biology senior at Wake Forest University.  Though the goal of POUNCE (Promoting Our Universal Need for Carnivore Esprit) is to advocate for all carnivores and coexistence, she specializes in gray wolves, eastern coyotes, and red wolves. See the Instagram for POUNCE.

44580652_1578429556924224_r.jpegPHOTO: Presenting at the EURKEKA Undergraduate Research Fair at Wake Forest University, fall 2019.

Through POUNCE, Aspen pursues the following ambitions:

* Began and continues the largest statistical research on gray wolves in the lower 48, focusing on livestock predations (funding through EUREKA and not needed). 
* Researches two eastern coyotes (also known as coywolves) in the woods behind the university using a single game camera and hours of tracking. 
* Was a guest on Corbin Maxey's popular Animals to the Max podcast and discussed myths about gray wolves, as well as wolf - elk behavior and livestock coexistence.
* Reaches out to the community through social media, flyers, and upcoming lectures about coyote and carnivore coexistence. 
* Maintains a website with articles she writes based off peer-reviewed research as well as her own on topics such as myths about gray wolves, coexisting with eastern coyotes, her time researching carnivore coexistence in Tanzania, and her field work in NC.  
* Hopes to start a large-scale study on eastern coyotes at Pilot Mountain State Park, on individuals that have potentially red wolf hybridization.
* Has initiated conversations with hunters and ranchers, communities usually not given a voice in "animal rights" campaigns. (POUNCE does not consider itself an "animal rights" organization, as it does not want to be associated with the likes of PETA or other radical animal rights groups)
* Has worked with Wyoming Wildlife Advocates , Red Wolf Coalition , Center for Biological Diversity , and is currently a social media intern for Project Coyote .


VIDEO: Camera trap footage from my eastern coyote research.

What donations will be used for:
* Field research equipment (game cameras, SD cards, etc.) 
* Lab research (for example, genetic testing of scat samples to check for red wolf hybridization) 
* Wild carnivore medication (for example, mange medication to curb outbreaks in wild coyotes that can potentially pass to pets)
* Travel costs (gasoline and potential lodging to Pilot Mountain, Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, or planned events)
* Event planning (venue renting/equipment, food, etc.) 
* Additional uses for donations will be updated on this GoFundMe page immediately.

What donations will NEVER be used for:
* Personal travel costs 
* Personal funds whatsoever

44580652_157842950060045_r.jpegPHOTO: Working with the Tarangire Lion Project to track a pride of lions at Manyara Ranch, in Tanzania.

Donations

  • Lindsey Botts 
    • $20 
    • 25 d
  • Sydney Tomechko 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Marie Linton 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • DAvid Hand 
    • $20 
    • 5 mos
  • Rachelle Gano 
    • $25 
    • 5 mos
See all

Organizer

Aspen Stevens 
Organizer
Winston Salem, NC
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