Month: October 2012

Homeward Bound After After Unique Collaborative Lobo Event

October 25, 2012

Lobo Recovery Area in the Gila wilderness taken from Lighthawk plane Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) founder Helene Grimaud, Board President Martha Handler, and curator Rebecca Bose returned home from Sante Fe, NM after joining the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NMWA) for “Wild Harmonies,” a 2-day event that benefited both organizations and helped educate the public…

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What is Wildlife Services Hiding?

October 24, 2012

One might imagine that an agency called “Wildlife Services” would take on a supportive role in safeguarding wildlife. Think again. Often dubbed “the Killing Agency,” this branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has had hackles raised among members of wildlife conservation communities for years and now this agency is back in the thick of…

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Wolf Conservation Center Joins “Project Yellowstone”

October 23, 2012

  Early this morning the Wolf Conservation Center’s (WCC) Maggie Howell and Spencer Wilhelm began their trek to Yellowstone National Park to enjoy the landscape and beasts they work so hard to safeguard. They’ll be joining dozens of advisers, supporters, and friends from National Wolfwatcher Coalition (NWC) for the organization’s first annual “Project Yellowstone” conference.…

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Ambassador Wolf Atka Gets His New Toyota

October 22, 2012

For 100 consecutive days, between May 14 and August 21, 2012, Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program gave up to 100 charities a chance to compete for one of six Toyota models compliments of Toyota Financial Services. Well, the Wolf Conservation Center was up on August 12th, day 91, and at the end of the…

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Mexican Wolf M740 Gets a Clean Bill of Health

October 20, 2012

Dr Charlie Duffy VMD Last week a small team of Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) staff and volunteers ventured to the WCC’s endangered species facility to capture Mexican gray wolf M740 for quick health examination. The 10-year-old male had been looking a bit thin for a few weeks so we wanted to get a closer look…

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The Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center Lends a Helping Paw

October 18, 2012

Last week it was announced that after months of giving US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) the slip, Mexican wolf F1188, the alpha female of the Fox Mountain Pack, was captured. USFWS initially issued a kill order on the elusive loba for the depredation of cattle, but thanks to public outcry on behalf this wolf,…

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Ambassador Wolf Atka Gets Blessed

October 15, 2012

On Saturday October 13, Atka and crew traveled across the Hudson to meet some great folks Sparkill, NY. We were invited as part of Sparkill’s Christ Church’s annual ECODAY -an event that offered the community a handful of presentations about parks, open space, organic home gardening, and the importance of birds and bee pollen to…

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The Key to Raising Successful, Self-Sufficient Wolves

October 13, 2012

A recent article and video feature a study that explores keys to wolf pack breeding success in Yellowstone National Park. The study concludes that female body weight and pack size are the most important variables determining reproductive success and pup survival. The study also suggests that in addition to being a valuable ecological tool, wolves…

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Quick Check up for Mexican Gray Wolf M740

October 12, 2012

M740, 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, was excited to return to his vast enclosure this morning after a quick health check. The 10-year-old male has been looking a bit thin for…

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Fox Mountain Alpha Female Captured By USFWS

October 11, 2012

After months of giving the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) the slip, Mexican wolf F1188, the alpha female of the Fox Mountain Pack, was unfortunately captured. Back in August, USFWS issued a kill order on the elusive loba for the depredation of cattle. This news raised hackles among many wildlife advocacy organizations and their…

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