Month: June 2013

Nationwide Wolf Delisting Plan Politically Driven

June 27, 2013

On June 7, 2013, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced its controversial plan to remove Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for the gray wolf (Canis lupus) in the contiguous United States.  Federal ESA protections would remain only for the small population of Mexican gray wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) in the desert Southwest.  Why…

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

June 26, 2013

“Earth laughs in flowers.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Mexican Gray Wolf Pups Thriving

June 25, 2013

Mexican wolves m1297 & m1298 at 47 days old During the afternoon of May 8, 2013, Mexican gray wolf F749 crawled into her homemade den and quietly gave birth to two male pups, m1297 and m1298. Due to the mother’s poor record of keeping her vulnerable and valuable pups alive (F749 has lost several litters…

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Young Author Creating a Brighter Future for Wolves

June 24, 2013

Wolves, their recovery, and the status of this keystone predator in the United States continue to be hot topics in in our country. In the past year we’ve seen many U.S. wolf populations go from endangered to hunted, leaving so many wildlife advocates exhausted, angry, and discouraged. While some have lost hope, others are rolling…

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Supermoon Smirk

June 22, 2013
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Happy Summer Solstice

June 21, 2013

It’s going to be a long day…

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Speak Up for Montana Wolves

June 20, 2013

The wolf hunts in Montana have been controversial from the start. Wolves in the state were endangered until Congress passed a 2011 budget rider (Sec. 1713) that removed federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections from wolves in the northern Rocky Mountain States of Idaho, Montana, and parts of Utah, Washington and Oregon. No longer endangered,…

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

June 19, 2013

“You know, sometimes the world seems like a pretty mean place.’‘That’s why animals are so soft and huggy.” Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

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Happy Father’s Day

June 16, 2013

The Wolf Conservation Center is home to a few fellas who have worn the badge of fatherhood and today we want to honor them. Mexican wolves M804, M740,  M566, M575, M904 and red wolf M1483, Happy Father’s Day!

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Support Wolves with the Power of Your Pen

June 15, 2013

A great way to support wolves and their recovery is by writing a Letter to the Editor (LTE). A letter by WCC’s Maggie Howell was published in today’s Salt Lake Tribune re: USFWS’s nationwide delsting plan. Read it here. You too can join the conversation. If you’re interested in learning how to write an effective…

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