Month: February 2015

Daisy and Eleanor Take the #Howl4Wolves Challenge

February 28, 2015

Daisy and Eleanor took the ‪#‎Howl4Wolves‬ Challenge — Now it’s your turn! Join us in telling U.S. Fish & Wildlife to save the critically endangered red wolf. For the sake of wolves, the environment, and future generations to come.  There are two ways YOU can help save red wolves today:1) Contact your Federal Representatives (link offers…

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Over Sixty Canadian and International Signatories Voice Opposition to the B.C. Wolf Kill

February 26, 2015

Over Sixty Canadian and International Signatories Voice Opposition to the B.C. Wolf Kill in an Open Letter to the B.C. Government ‘B.C. Government scapegoats wolves for its failure to protect caribou habitat’ February 25, 2015 via Pacific Wild More than sixty organizations and concerned citizens not only from British Columbia, but also from around the globe…

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Help Save Endangered Red Wolves

February 24, 2015

Red wolves are among the world’s most endangered species; with just a few hundred animals in existence (and about 100 in the wild), they are classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as “Critically Endangered.” Only one place on the planet are wild red wolf populations viable and secure – North Carolina. But…

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Critically Endangered Wolves Make Valuable Contributions to Genetic Health of Their Species

February 23, 2015

The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) and Recovery Plan for two critically endangered wolf species, the Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) and the red wolf (Canis rufus). The Mexican gray wolf and the red wolf are among the rarest mammals in North America; both species at one time…

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Scientists Urge Congress to Leave Wolves Alone

February 19, 2015

February 18, 2015 –  More than 50 world-renowned wildlife biologists and scientists, many of whom have devoted their entire professional careers toward understanding the social and biological issues surrounding wolves in North America, sent a letter to Congress urging members to oppose any efforts to strip federal protections for wolves in the contiguous 48 states.…

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Endangered Mexican gray wolf population reaches 109

February 14, 2015

Numbers encouraging, but wolves still far from recovered Phoenix, AZ – Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced that the wild Mexican wolf population has increased to 109 from 83 wolves counted at the end of 2013. While conservationists cheer this good news, they point out that the agency projected there would be…

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Mexican Wolf Cross-Foster Effort Confirmed as Success

February 9, 2015

Last spring, U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s (FWS) Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team made history – they successfully completed the first cross-fostering event of Mexican wolf pups in the wild! Cross-fostering is a coordinated effort FWS, the Mexican Wolf Recovery Program, and the Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan (MWSSP) and is a technique employed to enhance…

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The Annual Mexican Gray Wolf Count

February 8, 2015

Any day now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will complete its an annual survey and announce their estimate of how many critically endangered Mexican gray wolves (and breeding pairs) call the wild landscape of Arizona and New Mexico home. This video highlights what is involved in counting lobos effectively.

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Mexican Wolf Makes Priceless Contribution to Species Recovery

February 4, 2015

Yesterday we took an unusual step in our mission to preserve the endangered Mexican gray wolf – a spaying! Early in the morning a small team of Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) staff and volunteers ventured to the WCC’s endangered species facility on an important mission: to catch a wolf. It was the first step to…

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Happy Groundhog Day!

February 2, 2015

Atka saw his shadow too and came prepared to do something about it… Happy Groundhog Day!

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