Wolf Conservation Center Mourns Loss of Red Wolf Jack

Dear Friends, It is with deep sorrow that we share news about a beloved patriarch. Red wolf Jack passed away last night. He was fourteen and a half years old and his alphanumeric name was M1606, but Jack was more than just a series of numbers. He was a mate, a father, a protector, and…

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Wolf Awareness Week Begins!

National Wolf Awareness Week begins today! Wolves have long been shrouded in myth and superstition, so this week provides an opportunity to open the door to understanding the importance and plight of the keystone species. It’s a time to recognize wolves as an ESSENTIAL part of our natural landscapes and to engage others to become…

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Three Yellowstone Wolves Killed During Start of Montana’s Hunting Season

The most viewed wolf family in the world lost three of its members to Montana hunters during the first week of the state’s newly extended hunting season, Yellowstone National Park announced. Although the Junction Butte wolf family draws visitors to the Park from around the globe, visitors will never again behold these fallen wolves –…

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Study Suggests Small Minority of Local Poachers are a Significant Threat to Critically Endangered Red Wolves

A new study published in Biological Conservation reveals that while a majority of people living in and around the Red Wolf Recovery Area (RWRA) in North Carolina are supportive of red wolves and their recovery, a small group of people are driving red wolves to extinction through illegal killing. Researchers anonymously surveyed residents within the…

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Public Comment Period is Open for Status Review of Gray Wolf in Western U.S.

On Wednesday, the opening day of Montana’s expanded wolf-hunting season, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced its decision to conduct an Endangered Species Act status review of the gray wolf in the western United States. In its year-long review, the agency will determine whether Montana and Idaho’s newly enacted policies, which encourage the widespread killing…

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