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Month: January 2018

Wolf Conservation Center Going to Court for Endangered Mexican Wolves

January 30, 2018

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Fatally Flawed Mexican Wolf Plan Plan Ignores Science, Fails on Urgently Needed Recovery Actions TUCSON, Az. – A coalition of wolf advocates, including the Wolf Conservation Center, today filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s deeply flawed recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf, one of North America’s most endangered mammals.…

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Wolves do not kill for sport. That is a fact.

January 29, 2018

Wolves have been demonized and misunderstood for much of human history. Because wolves are highly politicized animals, common misconceptions about wolves can cause real harm. Helping to correct misinformation is an effective way to help wolves. MYTH: Wolves kill for sport. Doug Smith, National Park Service’s (NPS) director of the Yellowstone Wolf Recovery Project, leads…

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Arctic wolf Atka asks, “Where did my snow go?”

January 28, 2018

Born in 2002, Atka is the oldest ambassador wolf at the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC). He is one of the four ‘ambassador wolves’ at the WCC that help teach the public about wolves and their vital role in the environment. The confident and charismatic ambassador has won the hearts and opened the minds of hundreds…

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76 Wolves Killed in Wyoming in 2017

January 26, 2018

Seventy-six killed wolves. That is what state “management” of wolves looks like in Wyoming. Seventy-six wolves were killed for trophy in Wyoming since losing federally protected status in spring of 2017. Within Wyoming’s managed “Trophy Zone” 44 wolves have been killed since October 2017. In Wyoming’s “Predator Zone,” which encompasses the remaining ~85% of the…

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Saving Endangered Wolves Via Artificial Insemination

January 24, 2018

Mexican wolf F1226 (Belle) with pups born in 2016 The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) for two critically endangered wolf species, the Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) and the red wolf (Canis rufus). The Mexican gray wolf and the red wolf are among the rarest mammals in North…

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Wild Red Wolves Captured on Film in North Carolina

January 22, 2018

With only 28 know red wolves remaining in the wild, these two beauties could be the last you see. The red wolf is an American icon that makes our country’s wild lands whole and healthy. It’s one of the few large carnivore species endemic to the United States. Their importance to a balanced and resilient…

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Surprise! Two Wolves Are Still Alive On Isle Royale.

January 21, 2018

Two wolves are still alive on Michigan’s remote Isle Royale! The news that the island in Lake Superior remains home to two wolves comes despite speculation by some media last year that the once-strong wolf population had dwindled to a single wolf. But a strong wolf pack is needed to keep Isle Royale’s growing moose…

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Rise of the She-Wolf

January 20, 2018

I am she-wolf, hear me howl!

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Protect Our Natural Resources So Our Children Can Too

January 18, 2018

For too long, current adults have monopolized the legacy of nature over which we adults are only temporary caretakers. ~Dr. Adrian Treves Wildlife and other natural resources are a public trust which means that every citizen has an interest and a voice in the management of natural resources. The public trust is a legal concept…

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Thousands of supporters. Seven continents. One wolf.

January 17, 2018

Ambassador wolf Atka first created his email account in May 2017; WCC staff figured, as a mature and responsible wolf, he should have a strong media presence to further interact with advocates around the world. And interact he did! Atka received over 1,000 emails on his 15th birthday and has welcomed a steady stream of…

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