Month: February 2018

Endangered Wolf Family Released In Chihuahua, Mexico!

February 26, 2018

The Wild is Calling and the Lobos are Ready! On February 9, 2018, a family of 5 wolves from Buenavista del Cobre Sonora Wildlife Facility were released in the wild in Chihuahua, Mexico! The family consists a breeding pair (one five-year-old and the other 10) as well as three juveniles (two males and one female)…

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Only 114 Mexican Gray Wolves Left in the Wild

February 21, 2018

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) just released its annual Mexican gray wolf population count – only 114 wild lobos remain in Arizona and New Mexico. The critically endangered population experienced a net increase of ONE WOLF since a count of 113 lobos was recorded in 2017. The slight population growth has been tempered…

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Are red wolves on the brink of extinction?

February 20, 2018

Are red wolves on the brink of extinction? According to experts, yes. WNYC Radio, along with science and nature writer DeLene Beeland, investigates the challenges facing red wolf recovery. One of the most dangerous threats to critically endangered red wolves, according to Beeland, is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – the very agency tasked…

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Red Wolf Love Is In The Air

February 18, 2018

BREAKING! This handsome fella (M1606, also known as “Jack”) was spotted in a copulatory tie with F2121 (“Charlotte”) this morning! She was probably taken in by his amber eyes, striking features, and genetic value to the red wolf species. his is an exciting first step to their potential contribution of pups to the recovery of…

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Wolf Conservation Center Standing Up for Critically Endangered Lobos

February 16, 2018

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finalized its deeply flawed recovery plan for the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf last month that will prevent the species from recovering in its historic homelands. Former federal officials say it strays far from scientists’ minimum recommendations for recovery. So, we’re taking USFWS to court. On January 30, Earthjustice,…

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A Wolf Encounter in the High Arctic

February 13, 2018

A wild encounter with a young arctic wolf at at -40°C. Arctic wolves don’t often see people, so this youngster was noticeably curious when she encountered renowned filmmaker Oliver Goetzl. Arctic wolves can be especially curious around people, much more so than their wild counterparts in other parts of the world. Anecdotal evidence suggests that…

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Pay a State Fee to Enter a National Park? Leave it to Wyoming…

February 10, 2018

Even though Yellowstone belongs to all Americans as part of our National Park System, Wyoming is proposing that all visitors to America’s first National Park be required to pay an extra fee to support the state’s Game and Fish Department. Wyoming is a state with a history of hostile and extreme anti-wolf policies. The state…

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Earth Touch: Lobos in Limbo

February 7, 2018

Not long ago, the Mexican wolf came perilously close to extinction. Eleventh-hour conservation efforts nudged the iconic predator back from the brink – but only by a little. Decades later, its long-term survival is still uncertain, and a recently finalized recovery plan for the endangered subspecies has reignited long-standing debate.

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Saving Endangered Wolves Via Artificial Insemination

February 6, 2018

While the Wolf Conservation Center has been a vocal and visible advocate in trying to secure protections for critically endangered wolf species, the WCC also pursues extraordinary conservation measures to maximize the genetic health of the wolves entrusted to our care. The WCC employs reproductive tools including, semen collection and gamete cryopreservation to aid in…

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Super Bowl Gets Thrown to the Wolves

February 4, 2018

Beyond being the cutest QB ever, Atka is ecologically important as a critical keystone predator. GO WOLVES!

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