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Month: August 2015

Elusive. Endangered. Essential. The Lobo.

August 31, 2015

Two critically endangered captive Mexican gray wolves (companions  F749 “Mama” and M1198 “Alleno”) are cautiously curious upon discovering an iPhone. The Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) or “lobo” is the most genetically distinct lineage of wolves in the Western Hemisphere, and one of the most endangered mammals in North America. By the mid-1980s, hunting,…

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Throw Your Friday to the Wolves!

August 28, 2015
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Wolf Conservation Center Mourns Mexican Gray Wolf F1145

August 21, 2015

It is with a heavy heart that I share sad news about a special wolf. Mexican gray wolf F1145, nicknamed “Anastasia” by Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) volunteers, passed away today. F1145 was born on April 22, 2008 at the WCC. F1145 never received the opportunity to take her rightful place on the wild landscape like…

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Wild Interpretation of Rock Music

August 20, 2015
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California Welcomes First Wolf Family In Over 80 Years

August 20, 2015

California Department of Fish and Wildlife released photos today of California’s first wolf pack – the Shasta pack – since the state’s gray wolf population went extinct in 1924. State and federal authorities announced Thursday that a remote camera captured photos earlier this month of two adults and five pups in southeastern Siskiyou County. Read…

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Federal and State Wildlife Authorities Should Educate Public About South Dakota Wolf

August 19, 2015

With what looks to be a gray wolf roaming the Black Hills of South Dakota, it’s key to let hunters there know that wolves are protected by Federal law and killing one is a crime. It’s a MUST that federal and state wildlife authorities tell the public NOW about this federally protected wolf’s presence so…

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Wild Wolf Sighting in South Dakota?

August 18, 2015

Wolf Sighting in South Dakota?New video captures what appears to be a gray wolf in the Black Hills of South Dakota! Read more. Currently, wolves have returned to less than 10% of their historic range in the lower 48 states. But wolves do wander and if given a chance, they can establish themselves in area…

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New Mexico Game Commission Pushing Endangered Mexican Wolf Closer to Extinction

August 16, 2015

It is the mission of the New Mexico Game Commission “To conserve, regulate, propagate and protect the wildlife and fish within the state of New Mexico using a flexible management system that ensures sustainable use for public food supply, recreation and safety; and to provide for off-highway motor vehicle recreation that recognizes cultural, historic, and…

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Opinion: Cecil the Lion and Compassionate Conservation

August 15, 2015

 BY CHRIS GENOVALI AND PAUL PAQUET, SPECIAL TO THE VANCOUVER SUN, AUGUST 10, 2015 Ultimately, how we relate to wolves, bears, lions, and other carnivores is determined by the social values and mores of the culture we inhabit. Increasingly, we are realizing our treatment of large predators is a test of how likely we are…

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What Species Would Survive a Mass Extinction Event?

August 13, 2015

What species would survive a mass extinction event? That’s a good question. Now, scientists have announced that widespread species are at just as high a risk of being wiped out as rare ones after global mass extinction events. The ‘rules’ of survival at times of mass extinctions are very different from those at ‘normal’ times:…

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