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Month: June 2015

Fate of red wolves, endangered in the United States, remains uncertain

June 30, 2015

Fate of red wolves, endangered in the United States, remains uncertain Originally Published in ScienceJune 30, 2015By Erik Stokstad Can the red wolf survive outside of zoos? Is it really a distinct species? These are some of the questions that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) says it needs to answer before it can…

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USFWS to Announce Fate of Last Wild Red Wolves Tomorrow

June 29, 2015

 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to Decide Fate of Last Wild Red Wolves TOMORROW (Tuesday) Afternoon. The wrong decision could mean extinction. USFWS Media Release Atlanta – On Tuesday, June 30, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Director Cynthia Dohner will announce decisions on the Non-Essential Population of Red Wolves in North Carolina. The…

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Howls of Thanks!

June 28, 2015

The Strength of the Wolf is the Pack Earlier this week we asked for your help and you heard our howls! Enormous thanks to all who were able to contribute and help the Wolf Conservation Center recover from damage brought on by Tuesday’s powerful storm. We are humbled by the incredible support from our pack…

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Authorizes Killing of Endangered Red Wolf

June 26, 2015

  The Wolf Conservation Center‘s 7-week-old red wolf pups experienced their first destructive storm on Tuesday. Having a robust family to hunker down with no doubt brought them comfort.   Watch them now via webcam. Wild red wolf pups of a similar age just lost a parent. Why? Because USFWS, the very agency charged by…

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Wolf Conservation Center Slammed by Storm

June 24, 2015

 Wolf Conservation Center staff, volunteers, and wolves are sharing a collective sigh of relief today. Yesterday afternoon a brisk thunderstorm with powerful winds ripped through the Center and knocked down dozens of large trees crushing several fences in their fall. Thankfully, the wolves are okay. WCC’s endangered species facility which houses the majority of the…

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Happy Father’s Day!

June 21, 2015

Red wolf M1803 (aka Moose) with his two rambunctious yearlings Being a dad is so incredibly special, but it can also be exhausting. Perhaps that’s why we have special holidays to honor the patience, hard work, and undying love that parenthood requires. Check out this classic video of red wolf M1483 eagerly waiting to see…

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Red Wolves: The Struggle for the Iron Bone

June 19, 2015

For fans of red wolves or Game of Thrones or BOTH! The 7-week-old red wolf pups struggle for the Iron Bone. Follow the pups’ progress via webcams. If you see something cool, let us know! (Music: Game of Thrones theme song)

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Wiggly Red Wolf Pups Sleep on Sister’s Face

June 18, 2015

On the morning of May 2, 2015 critically endangered red wolf F1563 (a.k.a. Salty) gave birth to a litter of pups – a valuable contribution to the recovery of her rare and at-risk species. The litter consists of 5 boys and 1 girl and live with Mom, Dad, and their 3 one-year-old siblings.  Last night…

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Senate Rider Takes Aim at Gray Wolves

June 17, 2015

On June 9th, the 2016 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill (a bill to fund Interior Department) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Buried in the bill is language directing the Secretary of the Interior to end federal Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Wyoming and thus allow…

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Congresswoman Nita Lowey (NY) Stands for Wolves

June 10, 2015

WCC’s Howell, Rep Lowey, WCC’s Massiand Ambassador Wolf Atka  HOWLS of THANKS to Congresswoman Nita Lowey (NY), ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, for speaking out against the anti-wolf rider attached to the 2016 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill! Buried deep in the bill is language directing the Secretary of the Interior to end…

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