Month: June 2016

Conservationists Urge Ontario to Enforce ESA Protection for Algonquin Wolves

June 29, 2016

Photo: Steve Dunsford of Impressions of Algonquin On June 14, 2016, the at-risk status of the last remaining eastern wolves in Ontario was changed from ‘Special Concern’ to ‘Threatened.’ Furthermore, this remnant population of wolves was renamed ‘Algonquin wolves’ after their stronghold in Algonquin Provincial Park. Under the Ontario’s Endangered Species Act, all threatened and…

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Pupdate: Mexican Gray Wolf ‘Trumpet’ Warming Hearts Around the Globe

June 28, 2016

On the morning of May 4th, Mexican gray wolf F1143 gave birth to a single pup (m1505) – a robust male nicknamed “Trumpet” for his loud squeals. Unbeknownst to the 8-week-old cutie, Trumpet has been warming the hearts of a global audience via the Wolf Conservation Center’s (WCC) remote webcams. But beyond being adorable, the…

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Eastern Wolf Education Summit Forges Transboundary Partnerships

June 27, 2016

Productive collaboration among state wildlife representatives, scientists, conservation organizations and citizen constituents help mutual parties find common ground about wolf recovery in the Northeast U.S.A. In June 2016, status assessments by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) and by the Committee on the Status of Species at Risk in Ontario…

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North Carolina Legislation Seeks to Push Red Wolves to Extinction

June 23, 2016

In an effort to push the the critically endangered red wolf to EXTINCTION, the North Carolina State House approved in committee this morning state bill 1144 – a bill requiring USFWS to “declare the red wolf extinct in the wild.” SECTION 1. The General Assembly of North Carolina hereby expresses its support for the Wildlife…

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Happy Summer Solstice!

June 20, 2016
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The Wolf is a Symbol of America’s Vanishing Wilderness Not Acts of Human Terror

June 20, 2016

 A “lone wolf” in the natural world means something far different than the way the media is using it these days. A wolf that leaves its pack and strikes out on its own is called a ‘lone wolf.’ Its solo status makes it more vulnerable to attack by other wolves and to malnutrition. Some lone…

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Happy Father’s Day!

June 19, 2016

Being a dad is so incredibly special, but it can also be exhausting. Perhaps that’s why we have special holidays to honor the patience, hard work, and undying love that parenthood requires. Check out this classic video of red wolf M1483 eagerly waiting to see his then 6-week-old sons M1803 and M1804 early one morning…

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Recovery Can’t Take Place In Captivity Alone

June 10, 2016

In a devastating blow to Mexican gray wolf recovery, a federal judge today granted a preliminary injunction to the state of New Mexico prohibiting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from releasing any more wolves in the state. The USFWS has a responsibility under federal law to facilitate recovery of the critically endangered wolf and…

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Something is rotten in the southwest states… And it smells like cow.

June 9, 2016

What’s wrong with this story? A cow lives on a ranch in the southwest. A cow dies. Remaining on the landscape, the dead cow draws in predators (like wolves) looking for an easy meal. Scavenging is known to habituate wolves to prey on livestock. Ranchers are reimbursed for their losses and wolves get punished. Sound…

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Over 300,000 Tune In To Watch Birth Of Endangered Mexican Wolves

June 3, 2016

SOUTH SALEM, New York (June 3, 2016) – Under the cloak of darkness on an unseasonable warm night at the at Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) in South Salem, NY, Mexican gray wolf F1226 (affectionately nicknamed Belle by supporters) gave birth to a litter of three pups. The newborns announced their arrival shortly before midnight on…

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