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 month, marks the 16th 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.
#LoboWeek is approaching and we want you to join the celebration! In honor of the wild holiday, we'll be creating a short awareness building video and we need your help to do it! Please consider sending us a short video message saying "Happy LoboWeek" (or be creative and use your own words) to firstname.lastname@example.org this week so you can be among the stars in the video. We encourage creativity and here are some fun suggestions:
- Get your workmates together for a group message
- Find a landmark in your state or country to pose next to in your video message
- Send this appeal to friends in faraway places
- Get your kiddos/students involved
- If you know a celebrity, get them in on the action!
Please click here to learn more about the #LoboWeek movement!