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Month: March 2014

Nearly 500,000 More Americans Speak Out Against Federal Plan to Strip Wolves of Protections

March 31, 2014

Scientific Peer Review Questioning Wolf Proposal Prompts Many to Write Administration WASHINGTON – More than 460,000 Americans filed official comments calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to scrap its controversial proposal to remove federal protections from the gray wolf and instead work to advance wolf recovery in the United States. A scientific peer…

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Wolf Conservation Center Preps for Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf Pups

March 31, 2014

The Mexican gray wolf or “lobo” is America’s most endangered gray wolf. At last count only 83 remained in the wild and over 250 lobos live in captivity. The captive lobo population is currently hosted by a network of organizations in both the United States and Mexico participating in the Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan…

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Global Howls of Support for the Lobo

March 27, 2014

The Wolf Conservation Center invited you to join #LoboWeek, a national movement to celebrate the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf, and you heard our howls! With your support, the WCC raised over $16,000 in our #LoboWeek fundraising campaign! We are humbled by your support and incredibly grateful for the generous matching grant provided by Amy…

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Mountains Understand Lobos. Can We?

March 26, 2014

Sixteen years ago 11 captive-reared Mexican wolves were released to the wild for the first time in the Blue Range Recovery Area of Arizona and New Mexico. Missing from the landscape for more than 30 years, the howl of the rarest and most unique subspecies of gray wolf was once again greeted by the mountains…

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Recovering the Critically Endangered Lobo from Captivity

March 25, 2014

Mexican Gray Wolf’s Brush with Extinction In the late 1800s, there was a national movement to  eradicate wolves and other large predators from the wild landscape in the United States. Wolves were trapped, shot, and poisoned.  Bounties were paid. By the mid-1900s, wild Mexican wolves had been effectively exterminated in North America. With the only…

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A New Study Reveals What Mexican Gray Wolves Need to Survive

March 23, 2014

On March 29, 1998, 11 captive-reared Mexican gray wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) were released to the wild for the first time in the Blue Range Recovery Area of Arizona and New Mexico. Missing from the landscape for more than 30 years, the howl of the rarest and most unique subspecies of gray wolf, was once…

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Wolf Conservation Center Initiates Northeast Collaboration for Wolf Recovery

March 20, 2014

Northeast Wolf Coalition Calls on FWS to Withdraw Gray Wolf Proposals The Northeast Wolf Coalition, a group of national, regional and local conservation organizations, submitted a statement today to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in opposition to its 2013 proposal to remove Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for the gray wolf (Canis lupus) in…

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Happy St Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2014
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Critically Endangered Mexican Wolf Finds Home in New York

March 14, 2014

M1133 was born at the California Wolf Center in 2008 and lived at New Mexico’s Sevilleta Wolf Management Facility since his puppyhood. Like most of the Mexican wolves at the Wolf Conservation Center, M1133 was cared for in a way to best prepare him for a future in the wild. In order to ensure the…

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Debate Among Scientists Over “Wolf Effect” in Yellowstone

March 13, 2014

The The New York Times op-ed by Arthur Middleton questioning the strength of evidence supporting the wolf-generated trophic cascade in Yellowstone has spawned a fire-storm of debate in the scientific community. In a recent editorial, Bob Ferris of Cascadia Wildlands points out that this sort of dialog is healthy in re: to science and raising…

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