The Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale

April 5, 2019

Join Dr. Rolf Peterson on April 24 at 7 pm EST for a special (and FREE) webinar about the wolves and moose of Isle Royale! Isle Royale is a remote wilderness island in Lake Superior and home to populations of wolves and moose that are known worldwide. These animals are the focus of the longest-running…

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Clever Raven Caches Food

April 2, 2019

Studies have shown that ravens seem to anticipate theft by rivals, and will cache their food to save some for later. Ravens will observe other ravens’ behaviors and will raid their caches if they have the chance. “At the same time, ravens with thievery on their minds try to look like they’re not watching too closely, which would…

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Trail Cam Reveals Wolf Conservation Center’s Other Wild Residents

March 31, 2019

Although the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) is only an hour away from New York City, there’s actually more native wildlife around than a person might expect. From owls and eagles to eastern coyotes and bobcats – New York’s Westchester County is pretty wild! Here are some of the critters that our trail-cam captured in the…

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Scientific Report Finds Red Wolf and Mexican Gray Wolf as Taxonomically Valid

March 28, 2019

Is the red wolf a distinct species or, as critics in North Carolina have long contended, a hybrid unworthy of Endangered Species Act protection? What about the Mexican gray wolf – is the lobo a “real” subspecies? The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recognizes both as valid and lists each as endangered under the federal Endangered…

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Howls of Thanks

March 27, 2019

You did it! Yesterday we invited you to be a part of our one-day LoboWeek fundraiser and you heard our howls! Hundreds of supporters helped the WCC raise close to $27,000, exceeding our goal of $20,000! We are humbled by your support and incredibly grateful for having friends like you. Thanks again for your encouragement…

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Tiny wolf. Big personality. GIANT raffle prizes!

March 24, 2019

It’s LoboWeek! This week marks the 21st anniversary of the Mexican gray wolf’s (“Lobo”) return to the wild! Missing from the landscape for more than 30 years, the howl of the rarest and most unique subspecies of gray wolf was once again greeted by the mountains of the southwest. This LoboWeek, we’re inviting you to…

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LoboWeek – Celebrating the Mexican Gray Wolf’s Wild Milestone

March 24, 2019

This week marks the 21st anniversary of the Mexican gray wolf’s (“Lobo”) return to the wild! Missing from the landscape for more than 30 years, the howl of the rarest and most unique subspecies of gray wolf was once again greeted by the mountains of the southwest. Celebrate this exciting milestone for Lobos and wildlife…

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Feds Urged to Free Two Endangered Wolves Trapped in New Mexico

March 20, 2019

SILVER CITY, N.M.— Thirty-seven organizations today sent a letter urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to free two endangered wolves trapped in New Mexico and halt additional trapping. Federal trappers recently removed two Mexican gray wolves from the wild and set traps for a third wolf for preying on cattle in the Gila National Forest. Because…

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Idaho Kills Seven Wolves to Boost Elk Numbers for Human Hunters

March 19, 2019

Idaho killed seven wolves via its “Wolf Control Program” in the remote and rugged areas of the Clearwater National Forest. The state wants to kill wolves to boost the elk population for human hunters in the Lolo Elk Management Zone. Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) prefers to manage wolf populations using hunters and trappers and…

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Lawsuit Filed to End Artificial Feeding At National Elk Refuge

March 19, 2019

A coalition of environmental groups yesterday sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) seeking to halt the practice of artificially feeding nearly 10,000 elk at the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Although the refuge is supposed to sustain healthy populations of native wildlife, the artificial winter-time elk feeding program creates crowded conditions, with consequences that…

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