Month: October 2016

Wolves Just Can’t Resist a Good Howl

October 16, 2016

Although wolves use varied vocalizations to express themselves, if you ask anyone about wolf sounds, it’s likely the howl that comes to mind. Howling helps keep family members (or pack-mates) together. Because a pack’s territory can range over vast areas, it’s not unusual for members of the pack to become separated from one another. Wolves…

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You Gotta Love This Wolf

October 15, 2016

Who else LOVES Atka!!??The confident and charismatic ambassador has won the hearts and opened the minds of hundreds of thousands of people in his 14 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, the best boss we’ll ever…

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The Red Wolf – An American Icon

October 11, 2016

This is what an American Icon looks like. The red wolf is one of the few large carnivore species endemic to the United States – this keystone predator has never been found anywhere else in the world. Their importance to a balanced and resilient ecosystem is undeniable. And their recovery should be a matter of…

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USFWS – Committed to Red Wolves? Or Negligent?

October 6, 2016

In an op-ed published yesterday, Cynthia Dohner, USFWS Southeast Regional Director, attempts to defend the Service’s controversial plans for the red wolf and stating that USFWS’s goal is to save the red wolf and ensure its recovery. Her position seems to be that the red wolf recovery program up until now has been a failure.…

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USFWS Celebrates World Animal Day with Expansion of Hunting in Wildlife Refuges?

October 4, 2016

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced the agency will expand hunting and fishing opportunities on 13 refuges throughout the Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System. In the press release, Ashe points out that hunting and fishing have contributed a great deal to economic activity across the U.S.. What Ashe failed to mention…

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Protect Threatened Algonquin Wolves

October 4, 2016

Photo: Steve Dunsford of Impressions of Algonquin Last month, as the trophy hunting and trapping seasons opened, the Ontario government announced its decision to strip the Algonquin wolf (eastern wolf), recently classified as threatened with extinction, of the legal protection provided by the provincial Endangered Species Act (ESA). Although the law forbids killing threatened species,…

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Happy New Year!

October 3, 2016

Extending good wishes to all celebrating Rosh Hashanah!

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