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Month: August 2017

To look into the eyes of a wolf…

August 31, 2017

…is to see your own soul – hope you like what you see. ~Aldo Leopold

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WCC Supporters Help Wolves Offer a Helping Paw to Pets and Families in Houston

August 31, 2017

Naturally, the Wolf Conservation Center appreciates all the wonderful support we receive, both today and every other day. In light of the current crisis in the greater Houston area, we’ve turned our attention to relief efforts for our neighbors in Texas, and our “pack mates” are answering our call. Via Facebook‘s livestream video application, we’ve…

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For wolves, bath time helps strengthen family bonds

August 29, 2017

When Mexican gray wolf F1226 (Belle) licks and nibbles her 3-month-old daughter, not only is Mom keeping her kiddo’s fur clean and free of debris, her grooming efforts are gestures of intimacy that reaffirm the unique emotional bonds that shape the foundation of the family. Because when it comes to wolves, it’s all about family.…

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Mexican Gray Wolves Deserve Better

August 27, 2017

In his recent guest column, “AZGFD supports wolf recovery based on best science,” Arizona Game and Fish Commissioner Jim Ammons charges that organizations challenging U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s draft recovery plan are peddling “false scientific information that undermines the good work of the Arizona Game and Fish Department and our wolf recovery partners.” The Wolf…

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WDFW Seeks to Kill Members of Second Wolf Pack To Protect Cows On Public Lands

August 27, 2017

State wildlife officials (WDFW) seek to kill members of a second Washington wolf family this year, the Sherman Pack, to protect cows grazing on public lands. It is the third time the state has killed wolves to protect the Diamond M’s livestock, beginning with the Wedge Pack in 2012 and the Profanity Peak pack last…

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Idaho Rejects Wolf Baiting, At Least For Now…

August 26, 2017

Use of bait for hunting wolves has been rejected by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission in a 7-0 vote. Commissioners noted, however, that using bait to hunt wolves for trophy (a practice which isn’t allowed in any other states) could be revisited in the future. Since protections were lifted for wolves in Idaho 2011,…

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For Wolves, It’s All About Family

August 24, 2017

This is what sisterhood looks like. Raising pups is a family affair; it is natural for all the wolves to pitch in. The yearlings will assist their parents in rearing their younger siblings by regurgitating food for them, playing with them and even baby-sitting. Moreover, the parents will demonstrate critical parenting strategies and techniques for…

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There is no honor nor sportsmanship in allowing killing of wolves national preserves

August 23, 2017

Killing wolves and their pups, shooting mother bears and cubs in their dens, aerial gunning, snaring… These unethical practices have no place anywhere on North American lands, and least of all on OUR national refuges and preserves. Yet today’s reporting by the The Sacramento Bee and the work of PEER reveal that the Interior Department…

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Give a Wolf a GoPro…

August 20, 2017

Meet Atka! The confident and charismatic ambassador has won the hearts and opened the minds of hundreds of thousands of people throughout his storied career. As an important player in the fight to preserve wolves’ rightful place in the environment, Atka’s credentials are beyond dispute. Atka turned fifteen years old on May 17th! Because he…

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Mexican Gray Wolf Pup vs. Flower

August 19, 2017

Beyond being adorably fierce, this Mexican gray wolf pup is critically endangered. And if U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s new draft recovery plan is put into action, it may just push America’s most endangered gray wolf even closer to extinction. Learn how you can TAKE ACTION to make a difference for Mexican wolves.

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