Prepping For Endangered Wolf Pups!

January 25, 2021

It’s is an exciting season for wolves! While the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) has been a vocal and visible advocate in securing protections for critically endangered wolf species, we have also naturally been quite active in physically safeguarding the representatives of the rare species that have been entrusted to our care. As a participant of…

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Judge Orders USFWS to Resume Releases of Captive Red Wolves

January 22, 2021

U.S. District Court Judge Terrence Boyle, of the Eastern District of North Carolina, ruled in a case brought by the Southern Environmental Law Center(SELC) that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must develop a plan by March 1 of this year to resume the successful practice of releasing captive red wolves into the Red Wolf Recovery…

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Doing What Is Right

January 18, 2021

Today as we remember the extraordinary Martin Luther King Jr, we renew our pledge to keep his dream alive. Dr. King devoted his life to serving others, reminding us that “human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle—the tireless exertions and passionate concern of…

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Virtual Visits Allow for Up-Close Wolf Encounters

January 2, 2021

Meet wolves through a virtual visit! The Wolf Conservation Center is excited to offer virtual visits in 2021! Groups have the option to schedule a virtual field trip, virtual birthday party, or a virtual corporate retreat! Program Offerings Virtual Field Trip – Students will experience a field trip to the WCC from the comfort of…

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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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