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Month: June 2013

Tree Hugger

June 14, 2013
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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

June 12, 2013

“Excuse me while I kiss the sky.” ~Jimi Hendrix

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Nationwide Gray Wolf Delisting Proposal – What You Can Do

June 11, 2013

Four Decades of Wolf Recovery Slated to End Last Friday the USFWS officially announced its 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.…

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Wolf Conservation Center Sketching Safari

June 10, 2013

Yesterday we were thrilled to present wildlife & conservation artist Alison Nicholls to lead an adventure in creativity – the Wolf Conservation Center Sketching Safari! Nine artistic  supporters joined the three-hour program to enjoy the morning and to capture the splendor of WCC’s Ambassador wolves on paper.  The workshop began with an informative session and demo…

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USFWS Formally Proposes Nationwide Gray Wolf Delisting

June 7, 2013

It’s Official Last month we welcomed a reprieve for gray wolves when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced that the  proposed nationwide delisting of wolves in lower 48 had been delayed indefinitely. Wildlife advocacy organizations, scientific communities, and some members of Congress celebrated  this short lived victory until just hours ago when USFWS…

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A New Pack in the Hood

June 6, 2013

Today our friends from Companion Pictures production company came to the Wolf Conservation Center to capture the wolves and our efforts to safeguard their wild kin on film!  The day was really fun, the WCC and Companion Picture teams have great synergy.  We share an admiration for teamwork, thus a connection to the “pack.”  We…

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

June 5, 2013

“Only a mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of a wolf.”   ~ Aldo Leopold

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Mexican Wolf Recovery Efforts and Challenges

June 4, 2013

AZCentral.com published a great editorial and video about Mexican gray wolves, the efforts to recover them, and the unnatural challenges they face on the wild landscape.  The video reflects the measures taken to return the critically endangered Mexican wolf to its ancestral landscape in the southwest and the viewpoint of ranchers in the community. Is…

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