Monday, October 23, 2017

Ambassador Wolf Atka Honored at Bedford 25 Event

Here in Westchester County, NY, we have among us a wide range of dedicated, influential, and creative neighbors. They can be counted on to lend their time, talents, and resources when it comes to enhancing the community. When Bedford Magazine asked locals who makes the biggest difference in Westchester this year, Atka made this list!

Join us to honor the charismatic ambassador at the Bedford 25 cocktail party on November 10! (Atka will not be attending)

Bedford 25 Reception and Ceremony

Wine and hors d'oeuvres cocktail party.Bedford Magazine and Houlihan Lawrence invite you to celebrate the 25 Most Dedicated, Most Creative, Most Influential. Wine and hors d'oeuvres cocktail party.

Friday, November 10 from 6pm - 8pm
Rippowam Cisqua School, 439 Cantitoe St, Bedford, NY

RSVP by October 31. Your purchase of a ticket is your RSVP.

For Tickets

Proceeds benefit the Wolf Conservation Center!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Secret Life of Mountain Lions

The Secret Life of Mountain Lions ​provides a rare glimpse into the family and social bonds of mountain lions. ​It affirms their rightful place ​in nature and they must be ​protected ​for generations to come.

Arizonans for Wildlife Launches Ballot Campaign

Arizonans for Wildlife is working to protect their state’s wild cats from extreme cruelty by prohibiting the trophy hunting and trapping of mountain lions, bobcats, ocelots, jaguars and lynx.

Learn more!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Victory For Single-State Species

An amendment that sought to strip protections for more than 1,000 imperiled species (including the red wolf) was defeated just defeated!

Introduced by Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), amendment #1429 sought to eliminate federal protections for endangered species that exist entirely within the borders of a single state. If passed, the amendment would have stripped federal protections for hundreds of imperiled species including the red wolf in North Carolina, the polar bear in Alaska, the Florida panther, and every listed plant or animal on Hawaii.

The amendment failed by a vote of 49-51.

See how your Senators voted.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hélène Grimaud's Woodlands and Beyond

In addition to being one of the most celebrated internationally acclaimed classical pianists of our time, Hélène Grimaud is a highly committed conservationist and the founder of the Wolf Conservation Center.

In her newest project, Woodlands and Beyond, Hélène partners with photographer Mat Hennek to deliver in a concert to be both heard and seen, the harmony and spirituality of natural landscapes... and wolves!

Thank you, Hélène! You're are an inspiration!

Learn more about Mat Hennek's work:

Sunday, October 15, 2017

National Wolf Awareness Week Begins Today!

Wolves have long been shrouded by myth and superstition, this week provides an opportunity to opening 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 interested and active in wolf survival.

Follow the Wolf Conservation Center on Facebook and be on the lookout for wild giveaways, wolf facts, and ways to take action for North America's most misunderstood predator!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

How Did Wolves Become Dogs

 Scientists aren’t entirely sure how wolves evolved into dogs, but new research into the genetic and social behavior of wolf pups may offer some clues.

 More from The New York Times.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Are Poachers Following Oregon's Lead? Federally Protected Wolf Found Dead.

Since August of this year, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has authorized the killing of 10 wolves in its effort to protect cattle on both public and private lands.

Just last Friday, ODFW issued a kill permit allowing "livestock producers" affiliated with a local grazing association to kill up to four Harl Butte pack wolves (any wolves of the pack - including pups) in pastures on public or private land currently occupied by their livestock.

Last year, ODFW killed the entire Imnaha Pack.

Is killing entire wolf packs every couple of years a solution?

Moreover, are poachers following suit?

ODFW announced last night that federally protected wolf OR-33 was illegally shot and killed. The body of the 4-year-old wolf was found on the Fremont-Winema National Forest. He was wearing a collar.

A recent study by Guillaume Chapron and Adrian Treves shows government-sanctioned killing is more likely to increase poaching than reduce it.

Read more.