Month: June 2017

Happy Father’s Day

June 18, 2017

Remarkable fathers can be found all over the world and one of them resides right here at the Wolf Conservation Center! Mexican gray wolf M1059 (a.k.a. Diego) wears the badge of fatherhood like a pro. He has exhibited admirable patience, affection, and protectiveness, exemplifying the amazing role that a father plays in the wolf world.

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Sea Wolf Sings in the Great Bear Rainforest

June 17, 2017

During the Wolf Conservation Center’s 2017 summer adventure in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, WCC staff and supporters were treated to a wild melody. One of earth’s most stunning wildernesses on Canada’s Pacific coast, the Great Bear Rainforest is home to a myriad of healthy populations of species of plants, birds and animals, including subspecies…

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Pupdate: Critically Endangered Mexican Wolf Pups Growing Bolder

June 16, 2017

The Wolf Conservation Center’s critically endangered Mexican gray wolf pups are almost 4 weeks old! This is a significant milestone for the adorable trio. With their eyes wide open now, the kiddos are able to wander out of the den while staying near the den entrance and their menu has expanded to include small pieces…

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Protect grizzly bears – ban the trophy hunt in B.C.

June 16, 2017

  Three days ago, Wolf Conservation Center staff and supporters encountered this beautiful grizzly in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest. When bears emerge from their dens in the spring, food is in short supply with only the green grass available to eat at lower elevations. Because food is relatively scarce early in the season, bears…

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Scientists Say Killing Alberta’s Wolves Benefits Industry, Not Endangered Caribou

June 15, 2017

In an open letter published in Nature Alberta, scientists contend that killing Alberta’s wolves benefits big industry, not endangered caribou. Over the past decade, the Alberta government has killed more than 1,000 wolves in its efforts to conserve caribou by employing snipers in helicopters, snares, and strychnine-laced bait to kill wolves (slowly). An elementary principle…

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Protect the Last Wild Wolves

June 13, 2017

Federal wildlife officials want to hear from you about the fate of the endangered red wolf. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is crafting a revised recovery plan for the red wolf, a process that has been complicated by opposition from some landowners, court cases to stop those landowners from killing the wolves, support from scientists,…

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Enjoy Our Natural World in a Sustainable Way

June 9, 2017

Now that the new summer season is upon us, millions of people will be venturing forth in great outdoors – the only home left for our wildlife. Thus , it’s important to remember that we should enjoy our natural world in a sustainable way that avoids human-created impacts. The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor…

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Don’t Give Up On Last Wild Red Wolves

June 6, 2017

The red wolf is an American icon. It is one of the few large carnivore species endemic to the United States. Their importance to a balanced and resilient ecosystem is undeniable. Decades of hunting, trapping, and habitat loss pushed wild red wolves towards extinction. In 1980, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) captured the…

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Rare Mexican Wolf Pups Debut on Webcam

June 1, 2017

A critically endangered Mexican gray wolf living at the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) made a priceless contribution to the recovery of her rare and at-risk species on Monday – she had pups! On May 22, Mexican gray wolf F1226 (affectionately nicknamed Belle by supporters) gave birth to a litter of three pups – each no…

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