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Month: April 2016

Mexican Gray Wolf F1226 Turns 5 Years Old!

April 30, 2016

In October of 2015, Mexican Gray Wolf F1226 (affectionately nicknamed “Belle” by the Wolf Conservation Center’s webcam watchers) joined the WCC family in order to meet a handsome “husband” – Mexican gray wolf M1133.  The Species Survival Plan (SSP) management group for the Mexican gray wolf determines which wolves should be bred each year by…

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More Wolves, Less Politics

April 30, 2016

At least once a week I am privileged enough to hear one of the most rare and raw sounds: the howl of a Mexican gray wolf. The hauntingly beautiful sound pierces the sky and reminds all who listen of the wildness that surrounds us. Sadly, as evidenced by New Mexico’s decision to sue the United…

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Spring Calls For a Wardrobe Change for Wolves

April 29, 2016

Flowers are blooming, the trees are green, the peepers are peeping – signs all pointing to the arrival of a new season! Although the official start to spring can be found on the calendar, subtle cues from Mother Nature are indicators too! Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr have have been letting us know…

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Hunting Wolves Near National Parks Leads to Fewer Wolf Sightings

April 28, 2016

It seems obvious, but now there’s hard science that confirms when wolves are allowed to be hunted near a national park, visitors tend to be treated to fewer wolf sightings. Furthermore, researchers say the study’s conclusions can be applied to not just wolves but any large carnivore than moves in and out of protected park…

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Court Settlement Provides Hope for Mexican Gray Wolves

April 26, 2016

NEWS RELEASE: April 25, 2016 Contacts: Rebecca Bowe, Earthjustice, 415-217-2093, [email protected] Steve Parker, Endangered Wolf Center, 636-938-5900, [email protected] Michael Robinson, Center for Biological Diversity, (575) 313-7017, [email protected] Maggie Howell, Wolf Conservation Center, 914-763-2373, [email protected] Catalina Tresky, Defenders of Wildlife, (202) 772-0253, [email protected] Preguntas de prensa en Español: Betsy Lopez-Wagner, (415) 217-2159, [email protected] Court Settlement Provides…

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Color the World with Love on Earth Day

April 22, 2016

TODAY is Earth Day, the 46th annual international event meant to raise awareness about the efforts to protect the planet and secure a sustainable future. This day underscores the ripple effect of each individual’s actions that benefit the environment to ensure a viable planet for generations to come.  How will you celebrate? The Wolf Conservation…

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B’Earth Days Abound!

April 21, 2016

Happy Birthday to Mexican Gray Wolves F1143 and M1059 Eight years ago, the Wolf Conservation Center family grew. During the early morning hours on April 22, 2008, Mexican gray wolf F613 (affectionately nicknamed “Mama Gray”), quietly had six pups in her den and created a new holiday – “B’Earth Day!” The six newborn pups (three…

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Step Aside New Mexico, It’s Time to Release More Wolves

April 21, 2016

Although New Mexico denied the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) application to release Mexican wolves into the wild in 2015, the federal agency announced on Monday its plan to release a single family of captive-bred wolves in the state and implant captive-born pups into wild packs via cross-foster events. USFWS opted to forge ahead…

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Ambassador Wolf Milestone: Happy Birthday Alawa and Zephyr!

April 20, 2016

Throw back your head and let out a long celebratory birthday howl for Alawa and Zephyr! It’s hard to believe our rambunctious pups are entering their fabulous fives! An inspiration from their adorable start, the stunning siblings continue to thrive in their “Ambassador” roles. They open the door to understanding the importance and plight of…

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Legislation Poised To Allow Hunting and Trapping of Wolves to Resume

April 18, 2016

Despite its success and public support, Congress just unveiled its 100th legislative attack on the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in just 16 months. Nearly half of these attacks are attempts to delist or block a listing for specific imperiled species. Since the start of 2016 there have been TWO new efforts to legislate wolves back…

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