Month: August 2013

Interior Department Excludes Scientists from Independent Peer Review

August 9, 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. Although…

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Day Four in Yellowstone – See You Next Year!

August 8, 2013

The final Yellowstone Adventure report from Wolf Conservation Center’s Alex Spitzer: Our final day in the park started off cool and foggy.  As we arrived in the Lamar Canyon, we realized there was too much fog to see far so we stopped to have breakfast in the field.  As we ate, we watched the fog…

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

August 7, 2013

“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ~ Anatole France

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Mexican Gray Wolves -They’re Essential

August 6, 2013

We each have a voice and the right to use it in order to safeguard the world’s most endangered wolf – the Mexican gray wolf. Only 75 live in the wild and they’re designated as an “experimental, nonessential” population. This designation means that Mexican wolf recovery is trumped by the wishes of industry and/or recreation.…

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Day Three In Yellowstone With the 3 Little Bears

August 4, 2013

Another WILD Yellowstone report from Wolf Conservation Center’s (WCC) Alex Spitzer. It’s always easier being ready to leave by 5am the second day.  This time we headed out toward Hayden Valley.  Our first spotting of the day was before dawn.  A small red fox darted across the road seemingly in pursuit of something.  A bit…

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Day Two In Yellowstone – A Symphony of Howls

August 3, 2013

Another exciting Yellowstone report from Wolf Conservation Center’s (WCC) Alex Spitzer. Our first full day in the park was amazing.  We met before the sun started showing and made our way to the Lamar Valley.  We watched the sun rise on a few groups of buffalo that are preparing for the upcoming breeding season.  We…

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Family Walk to Protect America’s Wild Heritage

August 1, 2013

FREE FUN Family Event To Benefit Gray Wolves! August 14, 20131PM – 3PMWard Pound Ridge Reservation (Shelter 5)6 Reservation RoadCross River, New York 10518 Strong and wild, America’s gray wolves once ranged across most of the United States. More than a symbol of wilderness, scientists agree that the wolf is a keystone species. Its presence…

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