Month: September 2020

California Bans Rat Poisons, Protecting Bobcats, Mountain Lions

September 29, 2020

Victory for California’s wildlife! Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Tuesday to restrict the use of certain rat poisons (rodenticides) that have been linked to the deaths of mountain lions and other wildlife. Though rodenticides are intended to only target rats and mice, other animals such as raccoons, squirrels, and rabbits often mistakenly consume…

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Wolf Family Structure Evident in 1.3 Million Year Old Specimens

September 25, 2020

Wolves are the perfect example of a family unit – they’re loyal, loving, and work together to survive. These traits aren’t a recent development; they’re actually millions of years old! An international research team has reported specimens of an ancestral wolf, Canis chihliensis, from the Ice Age of north China (~1.3 million years ago), with…

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Show Support for Red Wolves with Themed Apparel

September 21, 2020

Help raise awareness for red wolves and support the Wolf Conservation Center‘s efforts to protect and preserve them with your purchase from our limited “Protect” collection! Additional colors and styles available!

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Endangered Captive-Born Mexican Gray Wolf Found Dead in Arizona

September 18, 2020

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) announced in the Mexican Wolf Recovery Program Monthly Update that an endangered Mexican gray wolf was found dead in Arizona in August. The male, known as Max or m1911, was cross-fostered into the wild in 2019. Cross-fostering is a coordinated event where captive-born pups are introduced into a similar-aged wild litter…

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You Heard Our Howls – Thank You!

September 16, 2020

YOU DID IT! Yesterday, we invited you to be a part of Red Wolf Week and you heard our howls! Friends like you helped the Wolf Conservation Center raise over $28,000 to support our efforts to preserve and protect critically endangered red wolves! We are humbled by your support and incredibly grateful to have friends like you.…

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Conservation Groups Announce Intent to Sue Federal Government Over Red Wolf Mismanagement

September 16, 2020

On Monday, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) of its intent to file suit for violations of the Endangered Species Act in connection with USFWS’ policies and management of the endangered red wolf in eastern North Carolina, the world’s only population of wild red wolves. SELC is representing…

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Red Wolf Recovery Milestone – 33 Years Wild

September 14, 2020

Thirty-three years ago today, a new chapter in wildlife conservation began with a wild homecoming unlike anything seen before. The first captive-bred red wolves were released to the wild! In 1980, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) declared red wolves extinct in the wild. A few survived only in captivity, their wildness caged. On September…

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Virtual Field Trips Allow Students to “Meet” Wolves Through Computer Screens!

September 10, 2020

Go on a virtual field trip to meet WOLVES! The Wolf Conservation Center is excited to offer virtual field trips to classes, after school programs, and more during the fall 2020 semester. Students will experience a field trip to the WCC from the comfort of their classrooms or computer screens, and will enjoy a 45-minute…

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Positive Steps for Washington’s Wolves, Thanks to Governor Inslee

September 9, 2020

Although Washington’s wolves still face many challenges, the state-endangered wolves received a much-needed show of support last week when Governor Jay Inslee sent a letter directing the state Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to initiate a new rulemaking relating to wolf management. Please consider thanking Governor Inslee for his support of wolf conservation! The letter comes…

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Gov. Inslee Orders Washington to Replace Wolf Killing Policies with New Management Rules

September 4, 2020

Good news for Washington’s wolves! Washington Governor Jay Inslee today sent a letter directing the state Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to initiate a new rulemaking relating to wolf management. The letter reads, in part: “We must move more quickly and decisively to institute practices that will avoid the repeated loss of wolves and livestock in…

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