Ban Coyote Killing Contests in New York State

January 15, 2020

Each year thousands of animals, including coyotes, die in cruel wildlife killing competitions held in New York, where contestants compete to shoot the most or biggest animals for cash prizes. Incentivizing the killing of New York’s coyotes is wrong – it’s both cruel and scientifically unsound as a management tool.  For more than 100 years,…

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Wolf Pack Mates Make Peace, Dogs Hold a Grudge

January 14, 2020

Wolves are highly social animals that live in structured family units called packs. A pack is simply a family, with parents at the lead (sometimes referred to as the breeding pair or alpha pair) and offspring of varying ages. Sometimes unrelated wolves will join a family too. Cooperative living gives wolf families a number of…

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Contest for Kids – Name a Mexican Gray Wolf Pup!

January 13, 2020

A face like this needs more than just a number! This season, the Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team (IFT) is completing its annual year-end population survey of the Mexican gray wolves living in Arizona and New Mexico. As part of this survey, the IFT collars and identifies each wolf they find with a number. We…

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A Wild Anniversary: 25 Years For Yellowstone Wolves

January 12, 2020

“…the best wolf habitat resides in the human heart. You have to leave a little space for them to live.”  – Ed Bangs (Former Wolf Recovery Coordinator U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) Yellowstone: The “little space” wolves were given 25 years ago today when the federal government gave the green light to return wolves to…

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World’s Laziest Wolf Won’t Bother to Get Up to Howl. Learn Why.

January 11, 2020

Wolves are built to withstand extremely cold temperatures, but unseasonably warm weather during the winter months can be a challenge. Wolves (like dogs) will stay cool by panting to evaporate heat and moisture off their tongue. Panting is especially effective for wolves. A wolf’s elongated muzzle and the shape of the inner nose ensure optimal…

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White House to Overhaul the National Environmental Policy Act

January 10, 2020

…the 1970’s absolutely must be the years when America pays its debt to the past by reclaiming the purity of its air, its waters, and our living environment. It is literally now or never. ~ President Nixon’s Signing Statement for the National Environmental Policy Act, January 1, 1970 Considered the nation’s oldest environmental law, the…

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The Colorado Wild is Calling, and Wolves are Heeding the Call

January 9, 2020

Although Colorado has not been home for wolves since they were exterminated by federally-funded bounties in the 1940s, a small number of lone wolves have wandered into the state over the past two decades. Single wolves were confirmed in 2004, 2009, 2015, and 2019. Despite their federal protection, these lone travelers are vulnerable without a…

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Saving a Species – Recovering the Worlds Most Endangered Wolves

January 8, 2020

Special Event at the Explorers Club on January 13, 2019! No other North American mammal inspires such a wide range of human emotions as the wolf. Feared and admired, cursed and revered, wolves are the stuff of legends and a symbol of America’s vanishing wilderness. Their reputation is larger than life; their role in the…

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Feds Transfer Red Wolf to Recovery Area in North Carolina

January 7, 2020

On Monday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced the transfer of a critically endangered red wolf from St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, an island propagation site off the coast of Florida, to North Carolina’s Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The transfer is intended to increase the wild red wolf population and provide breeding…

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Cute and Curious Wolves of the Arctic

January 6, 2020

Wild Arctic gray wolves (Canis lupus arctos) live primarily in the Arctic, the region located above 67° north latitude. These fascinating creatures are designed by the pressures of nature and are well adapted to survive on the icy landscape. Arctic wolves can be especially curious around people, much more so than their wild counterparts in…

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