On June 14, 2016, the at-risk status of the last remaining eastern wolves in Ontario was changed from 'Special Concern' to 'Threatened.' Furthermore, this remnant population of wolves was renamed 'Algonquin wolves' after their stronghold in Algonquin Provincial Park. Under the Ontario’s Endangered Species Act, all threatened and endangered species and their habitat are supposed to be given immediate protection. Thus, the Ontario based organization Earthroots is conducting an inquiry to determine whether the government intends to enforce ESA protection for eastern wolves in regions that have an open hunting and trapping season for wolves and coyotes.
Read Earthroots' press release and please stay tuned for updates.
Located in South Salem, NY, the Wolf Conservation Center (www.nywolf.org) exists to educate people about wolves and their valuable role in the environment, and to help protect their future in the wild. The WCC is home to ambassador wolves that visitors can observe in spacious natural enclosures. We also have over 20 wolves as part of our participation in Species Survival Plans for critically endangered Mexican Gray Wolves and Red Wolves. To learn more about us or to arrange a visit, please go to our website and follow us on Facebook. Questions about the blog? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org