Month: January 2016

Red Wolves Are Curious Kiddos

January 15, 2016

Wolves are not only intelligent, they can be playful and have a natural sense of curiosity. Their curious nature, however, comes second to their neophobia – a fear of anything new. This behavior makes many nonlethal management tools like fladry (fencing with strips of fabric or colored flags that will flap in a breeze) possible…

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Psst… Red Wolves Are Essential. Pass it on.

January 13, 2016

The red wolf (Canis rufus) is one of the world’s most endangered wild canids. Once common throughout the southeastern United States, red wolf populations were decimated by the 1960s due to intensive predator control programs and loss of habitat. A remnant population of red wolves was found along the Gulf coast of Texas and Louisiana.…

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A Wolf’s Work Is Never Done: On Patrol

January 10, 2016

A family of wolves will patrol its territory, a pack’s “home turf” on which they hunt, raise pups, and exist as a family. Territory size is highly variable and depends on a number of factors such as prey density, terrain, climate and competition with other predators. Territory size in the western Great Lakes states, including…

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Celebrate Wild Conservation with Atka the Wolf

January 6, 2016

A FREE Family Event at sherry b dessert studio! In our efforts to broaden awareness and understanding for the importance of wildlife conservation, the Wolf Conservation Center and sherry b dessert studio are excited to extend an educational family event to the Westchester community and beyond! Stand for Wolves at sherry b dessert studio in Chappaqua…

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Endangered Species Protection Denied to Rare Alexander Archipelago Wolf

January 5, 2016

Despite recent evidence that Alaska’s Alexander Archipelago wolves are in danger of extinction, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced today that the rare wolf species does not warrant protection. The decision goes into effect immediately. Read the official release from The Department of Interior. The Alexander Archipelago wolf is a genetically distinct subspecies of…

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Study Finds Predators Help Prey Evolve With Changing Climate

January 4, 2016

The agents who help prey species evolve quick enough in response to climate change could be the very animals that eat them. According to a new University of British Columbia study, predators are key to helping prey evolve with the changing climate. The study is one of the first to show that species interactions, meaning…

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Winter is Welcome to Arctic Wolves

January 3, 2016

Wild Arctic gray wolves (Canis lupus arctos) live primarily in the Arctic, the region located above 67° north latitude. These fascinating creatures are designed by the pressures of nature and are well adapted to survive on the icy landscape. Ambassador wolf Atka, like his wild counterparts, has two layers of fur: the long guard hairs…

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Who is Atka the Wolf?

January 1, 2016

Who is Atka? He’s the confident and charismatic ambassador wolf who has won the hearts and opened the minds of hundreds of thousands of people in his 13 years. He’s a powerful presence in the fight to preserve wolves’ rightful place in the environment, and for the Wolf Conservation Center staff and volunteers, he’s the…

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