Month: August 2017

Sending Howls of Thanks to Paul Nicklen Gallery

August 6, 2017

Last weekend the Wolf Conservation Center was lucky enough to host a Pop Up Shop at the Paul Nicklen Gallery in New York City! We are so grateful to the Paul Nicklen Gallery staff for letting us take over their space and letting us be surrounded by beautiful conservation photography as well. Their wonderful staff…

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Jaw Sparring… the Wolf Equivalent To Thumb Wrestling

August 5, 2017

When seeking to play, wolves will dance and bow playfully. Playtime often includes a game of chase, jaw sparring, and varied vocalizations. For wolves, playtime isn’t only fun, it strengthens family bonds and reaffirms social status within the pack. Learn more about wolf communication here.

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Mexican Gray Wolves Need Your Voice

August 4, 2017

Mexican gray wolf recovery was never going to be easy, but if USFWS’s draft recovery plan is put into action, it may just push America’s most endangered gray wolf even closer to extinction. Earlier this month USFWS released its draft plan for the lobo that will remove federal Endangered Species Act protections long before a…

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Hélène Grimaud on Wolves, Music, and Wild Harmony

August 3, 2017

In addition to being one of the most celebrated internationally acclaimed classical pianists of our time, Helene Grimaud is a highly committed wildlife conservationist and the founder of the Wolf Conservation Center! In this issue of Orion Magazine, Hélène talks about wolves, music, and wild harmony.Read more.(Photo: Hélène and Ambassador wolf Nikai by Mat Hennek)

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Home is Where the Den Is

August 2, 2017

A wolf pup’s first home is the den – it’s like a nursery! The den is simply a cave or hole and can be dug under a boulder, among tree roots, between rocks, or in the ground. Dens are often reused by generations of wolves; sometimes wolf families look for new dens every year. Occasionally…

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Via Federal Appeals Court Decision, Great Lakes States Wolves to Remain Protected

August 1, 2017

Today, a federal Court of Appeals ruled against the Interior Department’s 2011 decision to delist wolves of the Great Lakes states under the Endangered Species Act. Regulators in 2011 delisted the gray wolf in the Great Lakes arguing that the populations there were “significant” and that disease and humans did not pose a threat to…

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Free Family Event – Walk for Wolves

August 1, 2017

Fostering Peaceful Coexistence with Our Wild Neighbors FREE FAMILY EVENT! August 9, 2017 (Wednesday) 1PM – 3PM Ward Pound Ridge Reservation (4 Reservation Rd, Cross River, NY 10576 Shelter 5) FREE In our efforts to encourage peaceful coexistence between people and wildlife, the Wolf Conservation Center’s fifth annual “Family Walk for Wolves” service-learning event celebrates…

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Does Killing Wolves Save Livestock?

August 1, 2017

Last night, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) confirmed via email that the agency “lethally removed” a second state endangered wolf to protect cows grazing on public lands. Both wolves were members of the “Smackout” family group. WDFW’s update stated, “non-lethal deterrence measures were not achieving that goal in the Smackout pack territory,”…

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