Month: May 2018

Algonquin Wolves Need Protection

May 30, 2018

Algonquin wolves, also referred to as Eastern wolves, are classified as a “threatened” species. The wolves are found only in a handful of places, including Algonquin Park. There are approximately 237 individuals in Ontario but the province has still not implemented a total ban on the hunting and trapping of Algonquin wolves. Why? When Ontario…

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A Wild Salute

May 28, 2018
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Killing Bears, Wolves, Coyotes and Their Young in National Wildlife Refuges

May 27, 2018

Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke is attempting to reverse federal restrictions that protect bears, coyotes, and wolves on some national refuge land in Alaska. Under the proposed new rules, trophy hunters will be allowed to: Kill predators using bait, traps, and snares. Hunt black bears with dogs. Kill mother bears & cubs hibernating in their…

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PUPDATE – Critically Endangered Red Wolf Pups Turn 5 Weeks Old

May 25, 2018

The Wolf Conservation Center’s critically endangered red wolf pups have turned 5 weeks old! This is a significant milestone for the adorable six-pack. With their eyes wide open now, the kiddos are able to wander out of the den while staying near the den entrance and their menu has expanded to include small pieces of…

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Protect Wolves in America’s National Wildlife Refuges

May 24, 2018

The National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) is the world’s premier system of public lands set aside for the protection of wildlife, fish, and plants. Refuges are intended to be safe havens for wildlife. Despite this, on May 21, 2018, the federal government announced its proposal to reverse federal restrictions that protect bears, coyotes, and wolves…

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Less than a Year After Losing Protections, 22 Wyoming Grizzlies To Be Hunted For Trophy

May 23, 2018

For 44 years, Yellowstone’s grizzly bears were a federally protected endangered species. This fall, up to 22 will die at the hands of trophy hunters. Today, less than a month after 73 scientists wrote a letter in opposition to the proposed hunting season, Wyoming approved its first hunt of grizzly bears in over four decades.…

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Feds Move to Allow Killing of Wolves and Pups on National Wildlife Refuge Land in Alaska

May 22, 2018

Killing wolves and their pups in dens, aerial gunning, snaring, baiting … on our National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska? In 2015, federal rules outlawed nearly all predator hunting on national wildlife refuges in Alaska. Today, the Department of the Interior is moving to reverse these federal rules in order to allow the excessive killing of…

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One-Month-Old Red Wolf Pups Wrestle

May 21, 2018

For wolves, playtime isn’t only fun, it strengthens family bonds and reaffirms social status within the pack. The one-month-old red wolf pups are growing more independent every day. The young siblings have been spending a lot of time outside their den playing with just about anything they can get their paws on, but always under…

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This Is What 30 Wolves Howling Sounds Like

May 20, 2018

It only takes one voice, at the right pitch, to start an avalanche. ~Dianna Hardy

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Nine Rare Mexican Gray Wolf Pups Born at the Wolf Conservation Center

May 18, 2018

Elusive. Endangered. Extremely Cute. A critically endangered Mexican gray wolf living at the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC), a 501c3 non-profit organization in South Salem, NY, made a priceless contribution to the recovery of her rare and at-risk species on last week – she had pups! On May 8, Mexican gray wolf F1143 (affectionately nicknamed Rosa…

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