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Month: November 2011

National Geographic’s Crittercam Offers New Perspective

November 30, 2011

Ever wonder what it would be like to see the world through the eyes of a wolf? We certainly have! At the Wolf Conservation Center, we’ve especially wondered what our ambassador wolves see and think. While we can only guess at what they’re thinking, Kyler Abernathy, one of our friends from National Geographic, stopped by…

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Make Black Friday More Meaningful, Speak Up for the Endagered Species Act

November 25, 2011

Due to current Congressional threats to one of America’s cornerstone environmental laws, the Endangered Species Act (ESA), many species are in peril including the critically endangered lobo. The 2012 Interior budget (HR2584) contains devastating amendments which threaten our country’s environmental programs like never before in modern history.  Wolf Conservation Center supporters often ask what they…

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A Temporary Reprieve for Alaska’s Kenai Wolves

November 23, 2011

The Alaska Wildlife Alliance rallied their supporters to speak up for the wolves of Kenai and their comments were heard! Thanks to the overwhelming number of comments submitted to the Alaska Board of Game, the proposals to begin aerial wolf killing on the Kenai Peninsula were postponed until January. This is one wonderful example of…

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Online Poll Makes It Easy To Speak Up For Montana Wolves

November 22, 2011

MT is planning to extend the wolf hunting season by one month since the wolf quota of 220 might not be met by the end of the year. The state is also considering to offer the use of barbaric and indiscriminate traps as tool to reduce the wolf population. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle has offered…

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Montana looks to Extend It’s Wolf Hunting Season

November 21, 2011

This year’s controversial wolf hunt in the state of Montana continues to raise hackles among wildlife advocates with a recent announcement that the state plans to extend the season by one month. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is planning to extend the wolf hunting season until January 31, 2012 if the wolf quota of 220…

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Spotlight on Mexican Gray Wolf F516

November 19, 2011

F516, a.k.a “Lighty” Mexican gray wolf F516 ( a.k.a. “Lighty”) has never had the chance to be among the lucky lobos who call the wilds of the Southwest home, but her life has been extremely meaningful nonetheless. The fourteen-year-old holds a special place in the Wolf Conservation Center’s (WCC) history and the hearts of the…

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WildEarth Guardians Offers a Way To Speak Up For Wyoming Wolves

November 17, 2011

As we began 2011, wolves of the Northern Rockies were listed as endangered. Just a few months later everything changed for this special population of predators. During the spring, Congress passed a 2011 budget rider (Sec. 1713) that removed Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections from wolves in Idaho, Montana, eastern Washington, eastern Oregon and northern…

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When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try one more time.”

November 16, 2011

When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try one more time.” from Diane Bentivegna on Vimeo. Diane Bentivegna, friend and supporter of the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC), recently released this lovely video as a brief respite from the sad news wildlife advocates hear all too often about wolves here in our country. Diane looks…

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A Clean Bill Of Health for Some Brawny Wolves

November 15, 2011

Atka howling for the spotlight It’s always a treat for Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) staff, volunteers, and supporters when the twenty-five wolves that call the WCC home serenade us with their soulful howls. Yesterday, however, the usual sounds that echo throughout the Center were replaced by a collective sigh of relief. Yesterday we completed the…

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¡Adiós Lobo!

November 12, 2011

F810, one of the sixteen critically endangered Mexican gray wolves that call the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) home as part of a Species Survival Plan under the Endangered Species Act, cannot wait to return to her vast enclosure after her annual health check up earlier this week. WCC staff and volunteers administer annual health exams…

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