Month: January 2016

Demand Transparency in Legislation: Oppose S. 2012 and S. 659

January 31, 2016

On January 20, 2016, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) successfully included an amendment to S. 659, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015, which, if passed and signed into law, would strip federal protections for gray wolves in four states. On January 29, 2016, a virtually identical provision was successfully included in S. 2012, the Energy…

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Wolf Delisting Amendment Introduced Into A Second Senate Bill

January 29, 2016

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) introduced an amendment to the Energy Policy Modernization Act today which, if enacted and signed into law, would strip wolves of their federal protections in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Wyoming and thus allow hunting and trapping of those wolves to immediately resume. It’s the second effort this month to legislate…

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Emotional Bonds Shape the Foundation of a Wolf Family

January 25, 2016

“Reunion” – today’s compelling video from Jim Brandenburg’s Nature365! Family bonding is essential for coordinated and collaborative group living and is regularly expressed via body language. Wolf greeting behavior involves tail-wagging, muzzle licking and tail tucking – gestures of intimacy and enthusiasm that reaffirm the unique emotional bonds that shape the foundation of the family.

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Blizzard induced Wolf Bliss

January 24, 2016
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Why Ravens and Wolves Dine Together

January 23, 2016

In the above video from Jim Brandenburg’s Nature365, one might ask: Why do wolves tolerate ravens as dinner companions? Could it be that wolves and ravens are hunting partners who share the spoils? Learn how wolves and ravens coexist at kills. ‘Dinner Guests: How Wolves And Ravens Coexist At Kills‘ via The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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Stand For Wolves Event Postponed to Jan. 31

January 22, 2016

Due to this weekend’s snowy forecast, our Stand for Wolves event – a FREE family celebration at sherry b dessert studio with Ambassador Wolf Atka – will be moved to Sunday, January 31st. We hope to see you there! sherry b dessert studio  65 King Street Chappaqua, NY 10514  Sunday, January 31, 2016    2PM – 4PM  Planning to join? Let us know…

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Senate Committee Passes Sportsmen’s Bill with Amendment to Delist Gray Wolves

January 20, 2016

Just last month, Congress rejected a rider to the must-pass 2016 spending bill that would have directed the Secretary of the Interior to end federal Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Wyoming and thus allow hunting and trapping of those wolves to immediately resume. Today, the intent of that…

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The Far Reaching Effects of Added Protection for Eastern Wolves

January 19, 2016

Allowing wolves to express their natural social behavior benefits the wider ecosystem as well as the wolves themselves. (Dr. Gordon Haber) In Algonquin Provincial Park eastern wolves have been protected for more than a century. Nevertheless, hunting in the surrounding townships was causing around two-thirds of total wolf deaths, primarily in winter when their main…

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Keep Howling

January 18, 2016

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

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Endangered Mexican Wolves Share A Kiss

January 17, 2016

Mexican gray wolves F1226 (Bella) and M1133 (Rhett) were recently caught on camera sharing a kiss. ‘Tis the season after all — it’s the season of romance. Wolves are mono-estrus breeding once a year during the winter months. If all goes well, the pair will make a valuable contribution to the recovery of their rare…

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