Month: December 2015

Study Concludes that Coyote Sterilization Program Successfully Safeguarding Red Wolf Genetics

December 10, 2015

A new study finds that using the “placeholder” concept to reduce genetic introgression of red wolves is working!  A main threat to the last remaining wild red wolf population comes from coyotes, which mate with the wolves to produce fertile hybrids. A new study has concluded, however, that there is a solution! Biologists have successfully…

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Critically Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf Born in Westchester, NY Released in the Wild

December 7, 2015

The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) is celebrating a small victory this month on behalf of the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf! The combined and ongoing efforts to support and grow the wild population Mexican gray wolves resulted in the release of six wolves (parents and four pups born this spring) into the wild in Mexico’s…

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Simulated Archaeological Site Research at the Wolf Conservation Center: The Bones that Got Away

December 6, 2015

Chew on this! Archaeologists dig up other peoples’ trash to try to say something interesting about them. But often other creatures came between the people who discarded the trash in the past, and the archaeologists who dig the trash up today. These creatures were often carnivores, who found tasty tidbits in the food debris that…

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Play Like a Wolf

December 5, 2015

Although the most famous form of wolf communication is howling, wolves “talk” to one another in several ways. Wolves use body language to convey the rules of the pack, communicate intentions, and also initiate fun! When seeking to play, wolves will dance and bow playfully. Playtime can also include a game of chase, jaw sparring,…

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You Heard Our Howls! Thank You!

December 2, 2015

You did it! Yesterday the Wolf Conservation Center invited you to be a part of Giving Tuesday and you heard our howls! Over 400 supporters helped the WCC raise $45,356 and meet our matching grant of $20,000! We are humbled by your support and incredibly grateful for the generous matching grant provided by the Toscano…

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70 Scientists Recommend Continuing Federal Protection for Wolves Under the ESA

December 1, 2015

Via an open letter, seventy scientists and scholars have recommended continuing federal protection for wolves under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the Great Lakes region and beyond. In the letter the authors state, “wolves in Great Lakes region should remain protected under the ESA at this time and until the legal requirements for delisting…

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Donations to the Wolf Conservation Center Have Double the Impact On Giving Tuesday

December 1, 2015

Give Greater Today! Why is Ambassador wolf Alawa smiling? Because it’s Giving Tuesday! TODAY ONLY your donation to the Wolf Conservation Center will have double the impact thanks to a generous matching grant of $20,000 from the Toscano family! DONATE HERE Your Support is Critical.Wolves continue to be subjected to aggressive hunting and trapping in…

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