USFWS Removing Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves from the Wild to Protect Cows on Public Lands

October 26, 2020

Contact the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) today to say you oppose removing wolves for livestock. Two of New Mexico’s wolf families are at risk, and they need your help to stay in the wild. Last week it came to our attention that members of the Pitchfork Canyon Pack and the Sheepherders Baseball Park…

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URGENT – Feds Seek To Remove Some Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves from the Wild

October 23, 2020

Contact the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) today to say you oppose removing wolves for livestock. Two of New Mexico’s wolf families are at risk, and they need your help to stay in the wild. It has come to our attention that members of the Pitchfork Canyon Pack and the Sheepherders Baseball Park (SBP)…

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Hunters Kill 336 Black Bears for Trophy in New Jersey; Bear Hunt to Re-open in December

October 19, 2020

Hunters killed a total of 336 bears in the first segment of New Jersey’s black bear hunt, exceeding the number of bears killed during last year’s entire hunt. October 5, 2020 – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that this year’s controversial bear trophy hunt would be the last under his administration. The Governor said…

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Wolf Awareness Week Begins!

October 18, 2020

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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Changing Seasons Bring Cool Temps and Cooler Wildlife Adaptations

October 17, 2020

It’s that time of year again, when the days begin to fall shorter and the nights colder. As we prepare for the cooler months of autumn and winter, so do the wild species sharing our landscape. For different species, those preparations will vary. But one thing is certain – winter is harsh, and provisions must…

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Critically Endangered Red Wolf Illegally Killed in August; Only 7 Known to Remain in Wild

October 15, 2020

A critically endangered red wolf was found dead from a gunshot wound on private lands in North Carolina in August, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She was three years old. There are now only seven red wolves known to remain in the wild. The female was a dispersing member of the famed…

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Trump Administration Seeks to Allow Baited Brown Bear-Hunting in Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

October 13, 2020

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has reopened the public comment period and announced a public hearing on the agency’s proposed rule to amend public use regulations for Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) that would, among other changes, permit trapping, and killing of brown bears over bait and remove the requirement for a federal trapping…

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“Spare the Bears” Online Zoom Rally Today at Noon

October 12, 2020

Today marks the first day of the first 6-day bear killing session in New Jersey. Although we’re encouraged that New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced his proposal to end the annual black bear trophy hunt starting in 2021, hundreds of bears will still fall victim to this year’s hunt, which begins today. New Jersey’s bear hunt…

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International Day of the Girl Celebrates Fierce, Strong Females

October 11, 2020

This International Day of The Girl, we’re thinking of the many “girls” that have loped through the Wolf Conservation Center over the years. Whether they were only here for a few short days, like Mexican gray wolf Hope who was whisked away to a wild life at two weeks old, or they matured from pup…

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Pair of Wolves Turn Lazy Howling into an Art Form

October 9, 2020

Lazy-style howling requires a certain amount of finesse. Ambassador wolves Alawa and Zephyr from the Wolf Conservation Center? They nail it every time. A howl can mean many things: a greeting, a rallying cry to gather the family (a.k.a. pack) together, an announcement of their presence to warn other wolves away from their territory, or…

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