Month: June 2012

Daniel W. Koch: One to Watch

June 29, 2012

Looks like Atka left his mark again! Although it’s uncommon for Atka to produce unique, scented souvenirs when presenting offsite, there are a handful of auditoriums, gymnasiums, and even a battleship that have been “marked” by our celebrity wolf. Atka, however, need not lift his leg to leave his mark, his mere presence can leave…

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Crittercam Update from National Geographic

June 28, 2012

Back in November of 2011, National Geographic’s Kyler Abernathy visited the WCC to test out Crittercam collars on Ambassador wolves Atka and Alawa to  best prepare for potential use on wild wolves.  Crittercam cameras offer  researchers an opportunity to observe animal behaviors which often  elude human eyes.  So far these tools have provided a view…

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Update on Mexican Wolf Recovery from the Society for Conservation Biology

June 22, 2012

This important post comes from the Society for Conservation Biology website. Three Scientific Societies Offer Their Expertise To Move Mexican Wolf Recovery Forward -6-20-12 On June 20th, the American Society of Mammalogists, the Society for Conservation Biology, and the Society for Ecological Restoration sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) offering…

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Deadlines Approach to Speak Up for Wolves

June 19, 2012

The great folks from the National Wolfwatcher Coalition remind us that time is running out for supporters to leave comments re: the proposed aggressive wolf hunting and trapping seasons in two different states, MT & WI.  Follow the links below for talking points and contact info.  Please and to lend a helping paw. Thank you!…

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Happy Father’s Day!

June 17, 2012

The Wolf Conservation Center is home to a few fellas who wear the badge of fatherhood and today we want to give them a special howl-out! Mexican wolves M740 and M566 (RIP) and red wolf M1483, Happy Father’s Day! Being a dad is so incredibly special, but it can also be exhausting. Perhaps that’s why…

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New Amendment Threatens Recovery of the Red Wolf

June 13, 2012

Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced an amendment (SA2315) yesterday to the Farm Bill (S.3240) that would eliminate federal protections for endangered species that exist entirely within the borders of a single state. If passed, the amendment would eliminate federal protections for hundreds of imperiled species including the red wolf in North Carolina, the polar bear…

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Join Atka and Hélène Grimaud via Webcast!

June 12, 2012

This Thursday on June 14, you can join WCC Founder and world-renowned pianist Hélène Grimaud, famed cellist and friend Jan Vogler, and Ambassador wolf Atka for a unique recital via WEBCAST! Follow this link to register now: Atka is excited, are you too?

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Help the WCC Win Atka a New Van!

June 8, 2012

The Wolf Conservation Center is a finalist in the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program! Help us win a Toyota Sienna van for Ambassador wolf Atka so he can bring our conservation education message to schools, camps & libraries throughout the region. Watch the video, then go to Toyota 100 Cars for Good on Facebook…

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National Wolfwatcher Coaliton Speaks Up for Wisconsin Wolves

June 7, 2012

The Wisconsin Wolf Hunting/Trapping season will begin on 10/15/2012 and continue through the month of February well into wolf breeding season.   National Wolfwatcher Coalition (NWC) reports that “most aspects  of this wolf hunt season are being dictated by legislation and not by science; proposed measures, such as hunting with dogs and night hunting, are considered…

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