Month: September 2016

The Wolf is a Symbol of America’s Vanishing Wilderness Not Acts of Human Terror

September 19, 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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And the Wolf Emmy Goes to…

September 18, 2016

The Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding ensemble in a Drama series goes to the red wolf pups in Game of Thrones’ “The Struggle for the Iron Bone!”  If only their struggles ended here….  The red wolf (Canis rufus) is the only wolf species found completely within the United States. Once common throughout the southeastern United…

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Ontario Opts to Allow Threatened Algonquin Wolves to Be Hunted/Trapped

September 15, 2016

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 (COSSARO) resulted in a reclassification of and name change for the eastern wolf. Ontario’s remnant eastern wolves are now called “Algonquin wolves.” Moreover, the wolves…

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Little Lobo Takes On Critical Role in Mexican Wolf Recovery

September 14, 2016

At 16 weeks old, f1508 (a.k.a. KB) is a lobo with the weight of the world on her shoulders. This pup is one of three siblings born at the Wolf Conservation Center this season and takes on the critical role in re-establishing the Mexican wolf in the wild through captive breeding, public education, and research.…

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USFWS Sets Dangerous Precedent Affecting Future of Red Wolf Recovery

September 12, 2016

In September 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced that it would be conducting a review of the Red Wolf Recovery Program in eastern North Carolina, per request of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC), to determine if the agency should continue, modify, or terminate the program that manages the last remaining…

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We’ve Destroyed 10% of Global Wilderness During Past Two Decades

September 12, 2016

Globally important wilderness areas are strongholds for biodiversity, for regulating local climates, and for supporting the world’s most politically and economically marginalized communities. A new study finds that since the early 1990s mankind has destroyed 10 percent of the world’s wilderness – an area adding up to about 1.27 million square miles, an area twice…

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Remember.

September 11, 2016

Please take a moment to remember those lost and affected on 9/11 and those who are still suffering. Of the 10,000 responders at Ground Zero, 300 were dogs. The Dog Files tells their story. 

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This Essential Family Could Be Just a Memory

September 7, 2016

This is critically endangered Mexican gray wolf F1226 (a.k.a. Belle) and her son m1506 (Duffy). Hunting, trapping, and poisoning caused the initial extinction of their wild kin. Now wild lobos may face extinction for a second time but at the hands of Congress. Please urge your respective senators and President Obama to OPPOSE extinction riders…

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Beyond the killing of the Profanity Peak Pack lies a second injustice, the slaughter of academic freedom.

September 6, 2016

In his article, “The Profanity Peak Pack: Loss of wolves and academic freedom,” ecologist George Wuerthner touches on issues far broader than just the destruction of a wolf pack in the state of Washington. Here’s a sample: Dr Wielgus is a much respected and published predator ecologist whose on-going research has challenged traditional ideas about…

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Labor? It’s Overrated….

September 5, 2016

Happy Labor Day!

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