Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Thanks for all of your support! Wishing everybody a great 2010.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The WCC Goes to the Cats?

The WCC encourages conservation efforts not only for wolves, but for all wild species. This January the WCC lecture series continues with a very special program:

Bringing Back the Ledgend: Cougar Recovery in Eastern North America.
Photo: Spencer Wilhelm

January 10, 2010 - The search for the eastern cougar is one of the great riddles in North American natural history. Despite thousands of sightings from Maine to Mississippi, only a dozen confirmations have emerged east of Chicago during the past generation. Join Christopher Spatz of the Eastern Cougar Foundation (ECF) for a special talk about the behavior, biology and current range of this elusive cat. Spatz will explain why restorations of this magnificent predator are imperative for the recovery of critically declining eastern forests. Guests will also join in a howl while visiting with ambassador wolves- Kaila, Apache, Lukas and Atka.

Pre-registration is required. Click here to register today!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Silent Night?

Monday, December 21, 2009

Let's Hear it for Lighthawk!

Photo of Mexican gray wolf: Michael Clough

The WCC will be receiving an additional Mexican gray wolf tomorrow, her name is F749. Tom Haas, a volunteer for an environmental aviation organization called Lighthawk, will be flying the wolf to NY from from New Mexico. Hass is donating his plane, the fuel and his time to assist the recovery of this critically endangered species. To learn more about Lighthawk, please visit their website at:

To read more about tomorrow's trip, click here


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Thanks for the Thanks!

Last month we were lucky enough to visit The Equity Project, a charter school in New York City. We had an awesome visit with Atka, appearing at a storied high school from which notables such as Maria Callas, Henry Kissinger, and Harry Belafonte have graduated. Just a short time later we were surprised and psyched to receive a package of beautiful creative thank you cards. They were so thoughtful, we decided to feature a few here as 'modeled' by our staff pack. Sorry we don't have room for all of them!

Big thanks to Alfonso and all the students who wrote us: Freddy, Raymond, Steven, Emily, Jayson, Ryan, Arturo, Lisbeth, Aris, Jimmy, Susette, Sabrina, and Derek.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Meet Our Newest Residents!

Here's a little video highlighting our latest SSP arrivals. Some portions are taken from another video, but others are new. Music is "The Passenger" by Iggy Pop, who has no relationship with the WCC or this video. It should already be in your collection, but if not, it's available on itunes.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Scientists Learn About Wolves from a Wild Arctic Wolf!

At the Wolf Conservation Center Atka (see photo) is our best “wolf teacher”. He is our only ambassador wolf who likes to travel making him a great educator and unlike most wolves. In 2008 Atka visited over 140 schools, nature centers, museums and libraries to teach people about his wild “brothers and sisters”. It turns out that Atka is not the only arctic wolf that is helping others better understand wolves of the arctic tundra. Brutus, a wild arctic gray wolf living only 600 miles from the North Pole, is now a teacher too! The winters of the high arctic are harsh and long and scientists have yet to observe wild arctic wolves during this brutal season. Brutus will allow scientists to learn more about his kind by transmitting his whereabouts via his new satellite collar. To read more about Brutus from PHYSORG.COM click "more"

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Wildlife Advocacy Group Sends a Formal Request to President Obama to End Aerial Gunning and Poisoning of Wildlife on Public Land

WildEarth Guardians called upon President Obama and Congress to abolish the agency known as “Wildlife Services”, a controversial branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that is responsible for airborne predator control programs and killing over a million wild animals every year.

To read more from The Idaho State Journal click more.

To read the petition click here...