Month: May 2014

Educating Animal Planet About Real Wolves

May 22, 2014

 Animal Planet has been receiving a lot of heat since falsely portraying wolves as man-eating beasts in their sensational and thoroughly misleading “Super Wolves” program. Petitions demanding the channel pull the programming has been circulating widely. Animal Planet, however, is right about something — wolves and other wild animals often demonstrate that they are indeed…

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Meet Ambassador Wolf Pup Nikai!

May 20, 2014

Welcoming a new pup is always a joyous occasion for a pack. So throw back your head and let out a long welcoming howl for Nikai – the newest adorable addition to the Wolf Conservation Center‘s Ambassador Pack! As an Ambassador, Nikai will help WCC wolves Atka, Zephyr, and Alawa open the door to understanding…

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Opening the Door To Understanding Wolves

May 18, 2014

Yesterday, Ambassador wolf Atka turned 12 years old! It’s hard to believe our Ambassador pup is all grown up. Atka has touched so many since his puppy-hood. He’s traveled to over 1000 schools, libraries, museums, and more, always impressing the masses with his rock-star attitude. He’s a true road warrior, an inspiration, and for Wolf…

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Happy Birthday, Atka!

May 16, 2014

Did you know that Ambassador wolf Atka has been keeping a journal all his life? In honor of his 12th birthday, we thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of his first journal entries.  We hope you enjoy the journey! May 17, 2002 I was born in…

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Wildlife Services Exposed by Predator Defense

May 15, 2014

One might imagine that an agency called “Wildlife Services” would take on a supportive role in safeguarding wildlife. Think again. Often dubbed the “Killing Agency,” this branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has had hackles raised among members of wildlife conservation communities for years.  It turns out that Wildlife Services has had a terrible…

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Court Places Injunction On Coyote Hunting to Safeguard Endangered Wolves

May 14, 2014

 In an order issued on May 13, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Terrence Boyle placed a preliminary injunction on coyote hunting in the five-county red wolf recovery area in northeastern North Carolina. This order will work to protect the world’s wild population of red wolves! Critically endangered red wolves have been decimated by gunshot mortality…

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Happy Mother’s Day

May 11, 2014
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Data Reveals: Wildlife Watching Robust in New York

May 9, 2014

The final report of the 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation has detailed information on the number of U.S. residents 16 years of age and older who fished, hunted or wildlife watched (fed, observed, or photographed wildlife) in 2011. It also provides information on their expenditures for trips, equipment, and other items.…

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Have Conservationists Forgotten How to be Successful?

May 5, 2014

  “We do not want those whose first impulse is to compromise. We want no straddlers for in the past they have surrendered too much good wilderness and primeval areas which should never have been lost.” ~Bob Marshall on founding of the Wilderness Society In “Historical Lessons of Successful Conservation Efforts,” George Wuerthner recounts moments…

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Predators and Tolerance

May 4, 2014

 Around the world, populations of many large predators are declining, with wide-ranging consequences for other species and ecosystem services. The declines have a variety of causes, but direct human causes of mortality predominate. Scientists and policy-makers have concluded that promoting human tolerance is critical to the success of predator conservation efforts. Yet the factors that…

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