Month: December 2020

Wolves are essential, and so are you.

December 30, 2020

Thank you. As we reach the end of an unprecedented year, we want to take this moment to say thank you. Thank you for standing by us, for believing in us, and for supporting our vision. With your help, we have been able to continue our work to protect wolves and restore them to their…

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After 47 Years of Saving Endangered Species, the ESA is Under Attack

December 28, 2020

“Nothing is more priceless and more worthy of preservation than the rich array of animal life with which our country has been blessed. It is a many-faceted treasure, of value to scholars, scientists, and nature lovers alike, and it forms a vital part of the heritage we all share as Americans.” Richard M. Nixon On…

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Moment of Rare Beauty: Stunning Wolf Family Portrait

December 27, 2020

The strength of the wolf is family! Wolves are highly social animals that live in well-organized family units called packs (often referred to as “family groups”). Cooperative living gives wolf families a number of benefits – it facilitates successful hunting, pup-rearing, defending pack territory, and more. This Mexican gray wolf family is eight members strong…

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New Mexico Rancher Who Pleaded Guilty to Bludgeoning Endangered Wolf Admitted Trapping, Beating One More

December 18, 2020

Documents obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity show that a New Mexico rancher confessed to trapping and beating at least one other endangered Mexican gray wolf in 2015. In 2018 rancher Craig Thiessen pleaded guilty to brutalizing Mia Tuk (m1385), a 10-month old pup he had trapped in violation of the Endangered Species Act.…

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USFWS Locates Additional Wild Red Wolf, Increasing Confirmed Wild Count to 8 Wolves

December 16, 2020

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) officials confirmed that they located and collared a critically endangered wild red wolf earlier this season, bringing the total number of known wild red wolves from 7 to 8 individuals. The 11-year old female was captured in the Milltail pack territory a few weeks ago and USFWS officials fitted…

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With the Future of Wolves in the Crosshairs, Scientists Urge Non-Lethal Coexistence

December 14, 2020

This year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced their intent to strip gray wolves of Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections across the lower 48 states. This decision comes despite robust scientific opposition and concern that the delisting will result in wolves being killed during hunting seasons. History tells us that when wolves lose federal…

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Celebrate the Holidays with Wolves!

December 12, 2020

Enjoy a WILD encounter with the Wolf Conservation Center’s ambassador wolves – all from the comfort and safety of your own home! Join the WCC on December 19, 2020 at 2:30 PM ET for an interactive, virtual Zoom education program. Viewers will learn about the history and biology of wolves in North America, and as a special…

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Happy Hanukkah

December 10, 2020

Chag Sameach from the Wolf Conservation Center family to yours!

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Conservation, Collaboration, and the Spirit of Giving Back

December 3, 2020

It’s easy to fall victim to the commercial nature of the holiday season, but the true spirit of the season comes from helping others. Giving back comes naturally for LEX Reception, a 24/7 legal answering service dedicated to listening with empathy to those in need. In an effort to lessen its footprint and help animals…

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You Heard Our Howls – Thank You!

December 2, 2020

YOU DID IT! Yesterday, we invited you to be a part of Giving Tuesday and you heard our howls! Almost 900 friends like you helped the Wolf Conservation Center exceed a matching grant of $30,000 BY 200%! We are humbled by your support and incredibly grateful for friends like you. Thanks again for your encouragement…

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