Month: December 2014

The Strength of the Wolf is the Pack

December 31, 2014

Because of you, 2014 was an exciting year for the Wolf Conservation Center and we are humbled by the incredible support from our pack – supporters like you. Some highlights include: Continued Success: onsite and offsite education programs and a special events reached over 35,000 people, Launched the Northeast Wolf Coalition: A new initiative that…

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Will Killer of Protected Wolf Get Away Scott Free?

December 30, 2014

Yesterday, Utah wildlife officials confirmed that a protected 3-year-old female collared gray wolf was mistaken for a coyote and killed by a hunter near Beaver on Sunday.   It is also possible that this wolf could be the female wolf, affectionately named “Echo” in a recent worldwide contest, that was found to roam around the…

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Howl-Worthy News from Wolf Conservation Center’s Species Survival Plan Facility

December 29, 2014

 Recent proposals and subsequent decisions affecting the recovery of the Mexican gray wolf and red wolf had a direct impact on the scope of the WCC’s focus in 2014. The Center’s expert testimony in two federal hearings and our decision to unite with other organizations to challenge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service were among…

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Ho, Ho, Howl… Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2014

From our pack to yours, Happy Holidays!

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Happy Howlidays from the Wolf Conservation Center

December 24, 2014

‘Tis the night before Christmas  And Santa is prowling  We know that he’s close  ‘Cause the wolves are all howling!

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Happy Winter Solstice

December 21, 2014

New York’s own Daniel Pinkwater read his book Wolf Christmas on “Weekend Edition” this morning. This first aired on 12/25/10, but NPR appears to be making it a holiday tradition. Listen here. Enjoy and if you have any kiddos in the family, please be sure to share!

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Federal Protections Restored for Great Lakes Wolves

December 19, 2014

Breaking News! Federal judge Beryl A. Howell overturned decision to remove Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections from gray wolves in the western Great Lakes states! The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed federal protections from wolves in the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan in 2012 and under state management, annual hunting and trapping seasons…

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Red Wolf Homecoming!

December 12, 2014

 Early one morning in May of 2010, red wolf F1397 quietly gave birth to two beautiful boys, M1803 and M1804 (a.k.a. “Moose” and “Thicket”). Thanks to our webcams, a global audience enjoyed watching the elusive boys grow up and then joined our celebratory howls when both wolves were chosen to embark on new adventures beyond…

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Grand Canyon Wolf Named “Echo” in World-Wide Contest

December 11, 2014

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz.— The endangered female gray wolf recently confirmed north of Grand Canyon National Park now has a name-Echo. Her name was chosen from over 500 entries in a contest sponsored by conservation groups across the western U.S. and by facilities who house and breed wolves for endangered species recovery. Ten-year old…

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Senator Gillibrand Sends Letter to Secretary of Interior in Support of Wolves

December 10, 2014

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Sends Letter to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell Supporting Wolf Recovery Expresses Concern for Impending Decision to Remove Wolves from Endangered Species Act For Immediate Release: December 10, 2014 Recently, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) sent a letter to the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell urging her to continue critical protections…

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