Month: July 2012

The Wolf Conservation Center to Host 4 Breeding Pairs in 2013

July 30, 2012

Mexican gray wolves M805 & F837 It might still be July but Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) staff and volunteers can’t stop thinking about the upcoming winter! Earlier this month, the Species Survival Plan (SSP) management groups for both the Mexican gray wolf and the red wolf determined the programs’ breeding pairs for the 2012 season.…

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The 2012 Red Wolf Annual Meeting Begins

July 26, 2012

WCC’s Rebecca Bose & Maggie Howell Representatives from over 40 facilities participating in the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan (RWSSP) have been invited to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, NC to attend the annual Red Wolf Species Survival Plan meeting! This meeting is bringing together Fish and Wildlife Agencies, many zoo representatives, endangered species…

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Controversial Coyote Night-Hunting Rule Threatens Endangered Red Wolves

July 25, 2012

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) will allow night hunting of coyotes throughout North Carolina including the five-county red wolf recovery area starting on August 1, 2012. Night hunting within the red wolf recovery area poses a serious threat to endangered red wolves who, despite their larger size and other differentiating characteristics, can look similar…

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Captive Born Mexican Wolf Leves His Mark

July 21, 2012

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of a special wolf with many names. On July 6, the 6 yearanniversary of this special wolf’s release into the wild, Arizona Game and Fish Department found the body of Mexican Gray Wolf M806, aka “Laredo.” The alpha male of the Bluestem…

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Atka Commands a Chorus of Campers!

July 18, 2012

Atka, the Wolf Conservation Center’s traveling Ambassador wolf, loves wowing his fans.  He never fails to impress visitors on his home turf and beyond!  The special road warrior ventures out to schools, nature centers, camps, museums and more all over the northeast to help people of all ages better understand the importance of his wild…

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Wolf Conservation Center Curator Honored

July 14, 2012

What a treat! Autonomous Metropolitan University’s Dr. Jorge Servin presented Wolf Conservation Center curator Rebecca Bose with a beautiful Huichol Tribe Mexican wolf mask in gratitude for hosting the 2010 Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan (MWSSP) meeting. The Mexican Tribe views the lobo as a symbol of leadership and credits the wolf for teaching the…

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Last Day to Submit Comment on WI’s Proposed Hunts

July 12, 2012

Wisconsin’s Natural Resources Board Hearing is tomorrow so today is the last day they’re are accepting comments on the state’s proposed wolf hunting/trapping season! Wisconsin’s Proposed Wolf Hunting/Trapping Season: 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…

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The 2012 Mexican Wolf Annual Meeting Begins

July 11, 2012

Bose with Lobo pup in 2008 Representatives from dozens of facilities participating in the Species Survival Plan (MWSSP) are heading to Wolf Haven International in Washington State today for the MWSSP Annual Meeting to tackle the all issues associated with conserving the lobo. This meeting is bringing together Fish and Wildlife Agencies from both US…

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NYC’s Cimema Village Cries Wolf!

July 5, 2012

The film “True Wolf” is the story of a wolf called Koani who with the help of her human companions, became an ambassador for her species, traveling the country to help raise awareness about wolves. True Wolf is about Koani’s life and journey; it is the tale of a wolf and the way she changed…

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