Carnivore Coexistence in California’s Central Valley – A Webinar with Petros Chrysafis, MS.


On September 6, 2022 the Wolf Conservation Center hosted a free webinar, “Carnivore Coexistence in California’s Central Valley,” with Petros Chrysafis, MS.

As an independent human-wildlife conflict specialist in Central California. Petros shared his stories about his work deterring mountain lions, coyotes, bobcats, gray and red foxes and black bears in chaparral foothills, high elevation old growth forests, and grassland habitats. During his talk Petros discussed how he approaches conflict cases and his protocol as well as what has worked, what has not worked and what research he has done in the area.

Petros Chrysafis is an independent human-wildlife conflict specialist in California’s Central Valley. His work largely consists of predator/livestock interactions, habituated animals and property damaged caused by wildlife. He graduated with a BSc(Honors) Zoology from the University of Aberdeen and with an MS (Biology) from California State University Fresno. He works with ranchers and livestock owners to promote coexistence by monitoring predator presence, introducing deterrents and researching new deterrent potential. His work spans from the Central Sierra Nevada across the valley floor itself. Petros is currently researching human associated scents as a predator deterrent on five Central Valley ranches.

The Wolf Conservation Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit environmental education organization committed to conserving wolf populations in North America through science-based education programming and participation in the federal Species Survival Plans for the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf and red wolf. Through wolves, the WCC teaches the broader message of conservation, ecological balance, and personal responsibility for improved human stewardship of our World.

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