Tracking science: Biologist’s findings show forest diversity, health influenced by wolves

October 27, 2009

The consequences of an elk population without a top predator include a decline of the deciduous trees elk eat and a decline in many animals including songbirds. These consequences indicate that changes in the wolf population have trickle-down effects on other populations, a phenomenon known as a “trophic cascade”. Scientists are making a strong case…

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Big News: We’re Moving!

October 22, 2009

We have big news that was announced in our local press today, and we wanted to make sure to share it with you! The Wolf Conservation Center has received an extremely generous gift in celebration of our 10th Anniversary: A group of long-time WCC supporters has purchased a 7.9-acre property adjacent to the Leon Levy…

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Mexican Gray Wolf M740 Arrives!

October 15, 2009

WCC’s curator and co-founder, Rebecca Bose and Hélène Grimaud open the gates!The 7 year old male Mexican gray wolf, M740, arrived yesterday afternoon from the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago. He is currently exploring his new home and getting comfortable after his day of travel. In a few weeks, he will be united with the female…

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It’s National Wolf Awareness Week!

October 14, 2009

While it’s a time to celebrate wolves, it’s also an opportunity to encourage conservation efforts for all wild species. The celebration continues this weekend with another unique program on October 17th!Polar Bears and Climate Change – Guest Lecture with Dr Don Moore of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo! Please join us for a very special talk…

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Some Sad News from Yellowstone

October 9, 2009

Montana’s backcountry wolf hunt is in progress in the remote Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness along the northern border of Yellowstone National Park. The hunt began on September 15th and 9 wolves have already been killed. The wolf quota for this area was set at 12 so a surprising number of wolves have been killed in a very…

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A Worthwhile Weekend

October 7, 2009

At the Wolf Conservation Center, we think it’s important to try to do something every day to help make the world around you a better place. Well, here’s a great opportunity to help pitch in and make our county even more beautiful. 107.1 The Peak, a local radio station we often listen to in the…

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Decline in big predators wreaking havoc on ecosystems, OSU researchers say

October 4, 2009

Studies find that the range of all the largest terrestrial predators in North America — including wolves, cougars and bears — has declined in the past 200 years. The decline of top predators is driving increases in smaller predators disrupting ecosystems and economies worldwideTo read more from OregonLive.com click more. More…

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Doug Smith: Yellowstone Wolves Distinct

October 2, 2009

Leader for the Yellowstone Gray Wolf Restoration Project, Doug Smith, reveals how wolves of Yellowstone National Park differ from those of packs in Canada and Alaska. The reason is lack of human-caused mortality.To read more from The Billings Gazette click more.More…

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Red Wolf F1397 Released into New Home!

October 1, 2009

F1397 arrived yesterday afternoon from the North Carolina Zoological Park in Asheboro, NC. The four year old female is busy exploring her new habitat, a bachelorette pad of sorts, but not for long. Later this month F1397 will be joined by a male red wolf, M1483, from the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, WA. Visitors…

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Documentary Premiere! “Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators” — Film & Discussion

September 30, 2009

October 10 – Award-winning filmmakers Karen and Ralf Meyer of Green Fire Productions will show their new documentary, Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators. Actor Peter Coyote narrates the story about the crucial relationship between predators and their environment. After the screening of the 60 minute documentary there will be a…

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