LoboWeek 2019 - Join the Movement
On March 29, 1998, 11 captive-reared Mexican gray wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) were released to the wild for the first time in the Blue Range Recovery Area of Arizona and New Mexico. 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 March marks the 21st anniversary of this historic event, a significant milestone for the lobo and wildlife conservation. In recognition of the anniversary, the WCC is among the rapidly growing group of partners participating #LoboWeek, an international movement to educate people about the Mexican wolf or "lobo" and our efforts to successfully restore this critically endangered wolf to its ancestral home in the wild.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT!
Starting March 24th, we're enlisting Wildlife Organizations, Zoos, Advocacy Groups, Businesses, and individuals like you, to come together with one common purpose - to raise awareness for the most genetically distinct subspecies of gray wolf in North America, the Mexican gray wolf.
#LoboWeek is harnessing the power of social media to broaden our reach to and create a national moment. All week (March 24 - March 30) #LoboWeek partners are dedicating time to the lobo on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Snapchat and other social media; offering information, fun facts; special events; contests and more.
WATCH THE OFFICIAL #LOBOWEEK 2014 VIDEO!
HOW TO BECOME A PARTNER
It's up to you how you choose to celebrate, but by following the simple steps below, our united efforts can help #LoboWeek take its place on the calendar and help make history!
Please follow the steps below and also email [email protected] so we can track how large our #LoboWeek pack is growing!
SOCIAL MEDIA DURING MARCH 24 – APRIL 30:
- Step One: Update your Social Media profile and or cover photo to reflect something related to Lobo. Search for "loboweek" in Facebook frames and add the frame to your profile photo.
- Step Two: Overlay the #LoboWeek badge (it has a transparent background) on your cover photo. CLICK HERE to download the badge.
Or download pre-made #LoboWeek cover photos (with badge) HERE.
- Step Three: Commit to help raise awareness for the lobo by posting, sharing, and educating on your media page!
HASHTAG DURING MARCH 24 – MARCH 30:
- Connect on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook etc... by using #LoboWeek on all lobo-related tweets and posts.
- Retweeting/sharing partner’s tweets is a great way to show that our mission to educate people is a united effort.
SPECIAL EVENTS DURING MARCH 24 – MARCH 30:
- Attend the WCC's Saving a Species program on March 24th for an inside look at how the WCC, along with participating organizations, works to help recover a species from the brink of extinction. Register now.
- Join reproductive specialist Dr. Cheryl Asa for a FREE webinar on March 27th. Dr. Asa will explain the inner workings of the Mexican gray wolf Species Survival Plan as it pertains to genetics and reproduction. Register now.
Activities for kids DURING MARCH 24 – MARCH 30:
- Read our "Wolf Pup Post" newsletter, authored by kids, for kids. The paper features various articles about Mexican gray wolves, the importance of saving wildlife, and includes some fun activites as well! CLICK HERE to download the newsletter.
- Mail a postcard to your representative in Congress asking them to protect the Endangered Species Act. CLICK HERE to download the postcard images. Suggested talking points can be downloaded HERE.
- Share a Mexican gray wolf coloring sheet with family, friends, classmates, etc. The sheet is designed by youth conservationist, and talented artist, Bria Neff of Faces of the Endangered. Download HERE.