Month: October 2017

Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf, “Esperanza,” Applies to Join Arizona Game Commission

October 28, 2017

SPRINGERVILLE, AZ— An application to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey for a seat on the Arizona Game and Fish Commission was submitted today on behalf of the alpha female of the Panther Creek Pack of Mexican gray wolves. Named “Esperanza” (“hope” in Spanish) by school children when she was a pup, the applicant is a lifelong…

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Ten Reasons Why Wolves Are Essential

October 26, 2017

VITAL. NOT VICIOUS. Wolves are a critical keystone species in a healthy ecosystem. A keystone species is often, but not always, a predator – like the wolf. Outnumbered greatly by their prey, predators can control the distribution, population, and behavior of large numbers of prey species. By altering prey movements, browsing patterns, and foraging behavior…

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Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Says Province is Failing Rare Algonquin Wolf

October 25, 2017

Algonquin canid by Steve Dunsford of Impressions of Algonquin October 24, 2017 — Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) Dianne Saxe released her Environmental Protection Annual Report, an assessment on whether ministries have fulfilled their responsibilities under the Environmental Bill of Rights, and whether their environmentally significant decisions were consistent with the purposes of the law. The…

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Ambassador Wolf Atka Honored at Bedford 25 Event

October 23, 2017

Here in Westchester County, NY, we have among us a wide range of dedicated, influential, and creative neighbors. They can be counted on to lend their time, talents, and resources when it comes to enhancing the community. When Bedford Magazine asked locals who makes the biggest difference in Westchester this year, Atka made this list!…

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Secret Life of Mountain Lions

October 20, 2017

​The Secret Life of Mountain Lions ​provides a rare glimpse into the family and social bonds of mountain lions. ​It affirms their rightful place ​in nature and they must be ​protected ​for generations to come. Arizonans for Wildlife Launches Ballot Campaign Arizonans for Wildlife is working to protect their state’s wild cats from extreme cruelty…

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Victory For Single-State Species

October 19, 2017

An amendment that sought to strip protections for more than 1,000 imperiled species (including the red wolf) was defeated just defeated! Introduced by Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), amendment #1429 sought to eliminate federal protections for endangered species that exist entirely within the borders of a single state. If passed, the amendment would have stripped federal…

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Hélène Grimaud’s Woodlands and Beyond

October 18, 2017

In addition to being one of the most celebrated internationally acclaimed classical pianists of our time, Hélène Grimaud is a highly committed conservationist and the founder of the Wolf Conservation Center. In her newest project, Woodlands and Beyond, Hélène partners with photographer Mat Hennek to deliver in a concert to be both heard and seen,…

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National Wolf Awareness Week Begins Today!

October 15, 2017

Wolves have long been shrouded by myth and superstition, this week provides an opportunity to opening the door to understanding the importance and plight of the keystone species. It’s a time to recognize wolves as an ESSENTIAL part of our natural landscapes and to engage others to become interested and active in wolf survival. Follow…

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How Did Wolves Become Dogs

October 14, 2017

 Scientists aren’t entirely sure how wolves evolved into dogs, but new research into the genetic and social behavior of wolf pups may offer some clues.  More from The New York Times.

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Are Poachers Following Oregon’s Lead? Federally Protected Wolf Found Dead.

October 12, 2017

Since August of this year, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has authorized the killing of 10 wolves in its effort to protect cattle on both public and private lands. Just last Friday, ODFW issued a kill permit allowing “livestock producers” affiliated with a local grazing association to kill up to four Harl Butte…

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