Month: September 2009

Documentary Premiere! “Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators” — Film & Discussion

September 30, 2009

October 10 – Award-winning filmmakers Karen and Ralf Meyer of Green Fire Productions will show their new documentary, Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators. Actor Peter Coyote narrates the story about the crucial relationship between predators and their environment. After the screening of the 60 minute documentary there will be a…

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Road Trip! WCC Brings Red Wolf M1587 Home

September 28, 2009

September 29, 2009 – A small group of WCC staff and volunteers is heading south to pick up male red wolf, M1587, from the Mill Mountain Zoo in Virginia. The new addition to the WCC family will join female red wolf, F1291, following a brief adjustment period. The pair are an excellent match on paper…

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Protections for Grizzly Bears Are Restored

September 22, 2009

Photo: U.S.G.S.Federal Judge Donald W. Molloy restored protections for about 600 grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park, citing a decline in their food supply caused by climate change. To read more from The New York Times click more More…

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Hélène Grimaud: Wolves are a way into music

September 18, 2009

Hélène bottle feeding Atka as a young pupHélène Grimaud, co-founder of the Wolf Conservation Center, reveals – why wolves? To read more from Reuters India click more More…

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Where’s Atka?

September 17, 2009

Photo: Josh LewisToday the Wolf Conservation Center is visiting Catskill Elementary School in a region vivid with natural beauty. Dubbed “America’s First Wilderness,” the Catskills is a bountiful and beautiful area harboring a variety of trees – maple, oak, birch, and beech among them – that come into their prime during the last two weeks…

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Wolf Advocates Won’t Appeal Decision

September 15, 2009

In order to expedite the lawsuit that should ultimately overturn the wolf delisting and restore Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in the Northern Rockies, wolf advocates have opted not to appeal a federal court decision that let wolf hunting seasons go forward in Montana and Idaho. To view a PDF of the Plaintiffs’ Motion…

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Where’s Atka?

September 12, 2009

Atka hits the beach! Tonight the Wolf Conservation Center will be visiting the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, a nature preserve near the tip of long Island, with ambassador wolf, Atka! The program will include an awe-inspiring, up-close encounter with this important but misunderstood predator. Guests will learn about the history of wolves in the United States,…

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Court rules that wolf delisting likely violates the Endangered Species Act. Hunt will continue while court hears lawsuit.

September 9, 2009

September 8, 2009 – the U.S District Court of Montana agreed with plaintiffs that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service likely violated the Endangered Species Act in delisting wolves in wolves in Idaho, Montana, eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, and portions of north-central Utah. The court declined to immediately halt the ongoing wolf hunt at this…

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Thank Goodness My Dogs Can’t Read!

September 8, 2009

Owen of the WCC “Staff Pack” is horrified! (Photo: Josh Lewis) A new study of dogs worldwide suggests that wolves may have first been domesticated for their meat! To read more from The New York Times click more More…

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Idaho Wolf Hunt Begins Today

September 1, 2009

Wolf hunting will begin in the Northern Rockies as federal Judge Malloy weighs the request by environmental and animal conservation groups to stop the predators from being killed. Judge Malloy heard the arguments and said he he’d decide as quickly as he could, but he has not issued an injunction yet. To read more from…

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