Month: December 2013

The Strength of the Wolf is the Pack

December 31, 2013

It’s been an exciting yet challenging year for the Wolf Conservation Center and our small staff and dedicated board of directors are humbled by the incredible support from our pack – our donors, volunteers, and advocates. Because of you, 2013 was an exciting year for the WCC. Some highlights include: • “Tracks to the Future,”…

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Wolf Conservation Center Launches ‘Tracks to the Future’

December 29, 2013

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”~ Benjamin Franklin One of the Wolf Conservation Center’s most important priorities includes providing exceptional on site as well as traveling wolf ambassador educational programs that teach people about wolves and the human role in protecting their future. Today, we…

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The Endangered Species Act is 40 Years Old

December 28, 2013

  Will We Celebrate Extinction or Recovery? “Nothing is more priceless and more worthy of preservation than the rich array of animal life with which our country has been blessed. It is a many-faceted treasure, of value to scholars, scientists, and nature lovers alike, and it forms a vital part of the heritage we all…

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Wolf Voyeurism – 101

December 27, 2013

It’s an exciting time for wolves and the WCC — it’s the season of romance! Hormones are racing and hopefully several courtships have already begun. We’re keeping our eye on four breeding pairs (see SSP Update: Busy Breeding Season Ahead!) in hope that we’ll see some promising behavior. Thankfully, we need not rely entirely on…

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Happy Howlidays!

December 24, 2013

  ‘Tis the night before ChristmasAnd Santa is prowlingWe know that he’s close‘Cause the wolves are all howling!  

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The Blue Lagoon: A Red Wolf Adventure!

December 22, 2013

Imagine being flown for free to a sunny Florida island for the express purpose of hitting it off with the only other member of your species present so that you could make babies. Wolf Conservation Center curator Rebecca Bose found herself on such a flight in early December, except she was present only as a…

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SSP Update: Busy Breeding Season Ahead!

December 19, 2013

It’s shaping up to be one of our busiest seasons since the WCC first started participating in Species Survival Plans for critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves a decade ago. While the WCC has been a vocal and visible advocate in trying to secure legal protections for these rare species, we have also…

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Nearly One Million Americans Speak Out Against Stripping Federal Protections From Wolves — Most Public Comments Ever on an Endangered Species Act Decision

December 17, 2013

Federal Proposal Would Halt Wolf Recovery, Allow More Wolf Killing Washington, DC— Approximately one million Americans stated their opposition to the Obama administration’s proposal to strip endangered species protections from gray wolves in a comment period that closed today. This is the largest number of comments ever submitted on a federal decision involving endangered species…

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Deadline To Act For America’s Gray Wolves

December 16, 2013

Only One Day Left to Submit Comments On June 7, 2013, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) officially announced proposals that will devastate the future of America’s gray wolves. 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…

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

December 11, 2013

  The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders. ~ Edward Abbey  Be a defender – #StandforWolves Despite the vast effort, resources, and support invested in wolf recovery, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) is poised to make changes that will put the future of the gray wolf and its proven benefits…

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