Coexistence

Storymapping Coexistence Across the Country

Welcoming a new year also means saying goodbye to the old one, and 2019 was definitely a special year for Defenders as we celebrated the Year of Coexistence.

The Year of Coexistence Story Map Series

Coexisting with wildlife is integral to Defenders’ mission to protect all native animals and plants in their natural communities. For over 30 years, Defenders has been equipping people who directly share the landscape with wildlife, with innovative science-based tools and strategies to reduce conflicts. To celebrate the incredible wildlife and people we have worked with over the years, Defenders declared 2019 the Year of Coexistence! In this story map, we highlight how far we’ve come in increasing acceptance of our wild neighbors across the country and what we have planned for the future.