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Month: November 2013

Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

November 13, 2013

“Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.” ~Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes)

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Alaska’s Southeast Wolf Control Program On Hold

November 12, 2013

Back in January, 2013, the Alaska Board of Game voted to proceed with two studies which would ultimately initiate “experimental” predator control measures on rare Alexander Archipelago wolves to increase the population of deer for hunters. The proposed experimental control programs called for reducing the wolf population at least by 80% in this area. We…

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A Wild Salute

November 11, 2013

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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New York City Bar Association Committee Opposes Nationwide Gray Wolf Delisting

November 10, 2013

The Committee on Animal Law of the New York City Bar Association (an independent non-governmental organization of more than 23,000 lawyers, law professors and government officials, predominantly from New York City and also from throughout the United States and fifty other countries) opposed U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s nationwide gray wolf delisting proposal in an…

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Secretary of Interior: ‘Wolves are Essential’ & ‘Extinction is Forever’

November 6, 2013

Beyond its role as a living symbol of our natural landscape, the wolf is a keystone species. Its presence is critical to maintaining the structure and integrity of native ecosystems. Federal protections for wolves are essential to help this animal recover and expand into still-suitable parts of its former range. Wolves were once federally protected,…

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WCC’s Mexican Gray Wolves Get a Visit from the Vet

November 5, 2013

This time of year Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) staff and volunteers are often prying into the private lives of the critically endangered wolves that call the WCC home. It’s the season for annual medical exams.  People often ask us how we monitor the health of our wolves. Needless to say, the well-being of our wolves…

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Wolf Conservation Center Honored As 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit

November 3, 2013

 “When it was time for the wolf Atka to come into the room during a recent Wolf Conservation Center presentation, my body reacted instantly. I was surprised that I had any response whatsoever, since I knew that he’d be coming out, but I immediately felt that I was sharing space with a regal, important and…

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Wild Time

November 2, 2013

Daylight Savings is tonight at 2AM. For some of us that means an extra hour of sleep. For others, an extra hour of opportunity.

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Wisconsin, Wolves, and What We Can Do

November 1, 2013

For over a century, wolves were demonized, tortured, shot, and trapped in the U.S. until without understanding the serious ecological consequences, we almost totally exterminated wolves in most of their former range. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) gave us a chance to right our past wrongs. With second chances so hard to come by, why…

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