Month: March 2017

Court Upholds ESA Protections for Intrastate Species

March 31, 2017

In a sweeping victory for our nation’s endangered species, the federal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld federal Endangered Species Act protections for the Utah prairie dog this week – a win for the prairie dog, all other endangered intrastate species (like the red wolf), and the ESA itself. More… The decision overturns an unprecedented…

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Mexican Gray Wolf’s Song of the Wild

March 30, 2017

Listen to wild Mexican gray wolf m1455 sing – what a mysterious and wonderful sound! If you listen very carefully you might hear a very distant wolf respond. Howling helps keep family members (or pack-mates) together. Because a pack territory range over vast areas, it’s not unusual for members of the pack to become separated…

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Wild Anniversary for the Critically Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf

March 29, 2017

The Mexican Wolf (2013) from Lincoln Athas on Vimeo. Nineteen years ago today, 11 captive-reared Mexican gray wolves (a.k.a. lobos) were released to the wild for the first time in Arizona and New Mexico. Missing from the landscape for more than 30 years, the howl of the rarest and most unique subspecies of gray wolf…

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The Lobos Are Howlin’ and the Wild is Callin’!

March 27, 2017

These critically endangered Mexican gray wolves represent one of the two potential lobo pairs chosen for release by USFWS! Later this summer, Mexican wolves F1362, M1196, yearling f1494, and pups of the year should be released in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico. No more fence-lines, just the vast wilderness to explore and bring to…

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It’s #LoboWeek – Celebrating A Milestone in Mexican Wolf Recovery

March 26, 2017

It’s safe to come out, lobos… #LoboWeek begins today! On March 29, 1998, 11 captive-reared Mexican gray wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) were released to the wild for the first time in Arizona and New Mexico. Missing from the landscape for more than 30 years, the howl of the rarest and most unique subspecies of gray…

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Inhumane Wildlife Management Practices Upheld on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska

March 21, 2017

Moments ago, the Senate passed S.J. RES. 18 by a vote of 51 to 47 to allow the killing of denning wolves and pups, hibernating bears, and other predators on national refuges land in Alaska Alaska’s unethical predator hunting has been a flash point in a growing battle between state and federal officials over who…

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Spring Calls For a Wardrobe Change for Wolves

March 20, 2017

Today is the first day of spring! 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 are telling us that spring has sprung – they’ve begun to shed their winter coats. A sample of the insulating undercoat…

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Arctic Wolf Atka Comments on First Day of Spring

March 20, 2017

Happy Vernal Equi-NOT! Only 275 days until winter!

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A March for Science is a March for Wolves

March 19, 2017

The Wolf Conservation Center will be marching for science in New York City on Earth Day. Will you? As citizens of the 21st century, our nation and world are at a crossroads when it comes to ensuring the future sustainability of our air, water, wild lands and wildlife for future generations. Our nation’s future relies…

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2017
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