Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Scientists Urge U.S. Fish and Wildlife to Promote, Not Curtail, Red Wolf Recovery

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In a letter sent on November 30, 2016, dozens of scientists with expertise in ecology, genetics and other areas relevant to wolf conservation have urged the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to promote, not curtail, red wolf recovery.

“Wild red wolves now face a perilously high risk of extinction. The Service’s recent actions seem consistent with abandoning red wolves rather than recovering them,” said Dr. John Vucetich, a professor and scientist at Michigan Technological University. “The Service has not adequately justified shifting resources away from the wild population. The most prudent action, by far, would be to protect the existing red wolf population in North Carolina and identifying new reintroduction sites elsewhere in the Southeast.”

More from Center for Biological Diversity.

This letter represents the latest of a warning coming from the scientific community re: USFWS's new plan and how it "will no doubt result in the extinction of red wolves in the wild."


TAKE ACTION -- Please tell Interior Secretary Sally Jewell that USFWS, the very agency charged by federal law with protecting endangered species, must recommit to red wolf recovery in the wild.

You Heard Our Howls! Thank You!


You did it! Yesterday the Wolf Conservation Center invited you to be a part of Giving Tuesday and you heard our howls! Over 550 supporters helped the WCC raise almost $50,000 on Tuesday to meet our matching grant of $20,000! We are humbled by your support and incredibly grateful for having friends like you.

Thanks again for your encouragement and your commitment to wolves, ecosystem education, species preservation, and environmental advocacy!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Today Only - Your Donation for Wolves Will Be Matched

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Give Greater Today!

Why is Ambassador Wolf Zephyr smiling? Because it's Giving Tuesday! TODAY ONLY your donation to the Wolf Conservation Center (including checks dated November 29) will have double the impact thanks to a generous matching grant of $20,000 from a friend to the wolves!

Please Donate Today!

Your Support is Critical.
Wolves continue to be subjected to aggressive hunting and trapping in states where protections have been lifted. Wild Mexican wolves and red wolves face serious recovery challenges that will affect their future success. Finally, the very law that is meant to protect endangered species - the Endangered Species Act - is under fire like never before.

But we won’t give up.

The WCC sees a world where vibrant populations of wolves roam wild landscapes across the continent; where no species of wolf cowers on the edge of extinction; and where every child learns of, and respects, these essential creatures.

So we need your help.
Your critical support tomorrow will help the WCC continue its commitment to ecosystem education, species preservation, and environmental advocacy!

Thank you!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Tomorrow Only - Your Donation for Wolves Will Be Matched

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Tomorrow Only - Double Your Donation!

Ambassador wolf Atka extends his reminder howl that tomorrow only your donation to the Wolf Conservation Center (including checks dated November 29) will have double the impact thanks to a generous matching grant of $20,000 from a generous friend!

Your Support is Critical.


Wolves continue to be subjected to aggressive hunting and trapping in states where protections have been lifted. Wild Mexican wolves and red wolves face serious recovery challenges that will affect their future success. Finally, the very law that is meant to protect endangered species - the Endangered Species Act - is under fire like never before.

But we won’t give up.

The WCC sees a world where vibrant populations of wolves roam wild landscapes across the continent; where no species of wolf cowers on the edge of extinction; and where every child learns of, and respects, these essential creatures.

So we need your help.

Your critical support tomorrow will help the WCC continue its commitment to ecosystem education, species preservation, and environmental advocacy!

Please Donate Here Tomorrow!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Less Than 45 Red Wolves Remain In The Wild


With less than 45 red wolves remaining in the wild, he might be the last one you see.
Red wolves don't have a voice when it comes to endangered species policy.

But you do.

URGENT: Please tell Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell that USFWS, the very agency charged by federal law with protecting endangered species, needs to recommit to red wolf recovery in the wild.

TAKE ACTION

Saturday, November 26, 2016

You Shop. Amazon Gives to the Wolf Conservation Center!

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If you shop online via Amazon.com, please consider using AmazonSmile, which lets you select a nonprofit organization, such as the Wolf Conservation Center Inc., to receive a percentage of your purchase price!

Friday, November 25, 2016

This is what a "I just ate a whole turkey" howl looks like.


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving


Wishing a very happy holiday to all our friends, including visitors to the Center or those who know us from afar; all those who have donated time, energy and resources to us; and our dedicated volunteers. We have a lot to be thankful for because we wouldn't be here if it weren't for all of you! Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


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Come to our 9th Annual Holiday Celebration to Benefit the
Wolf Conservation Center
Thursday, December 1, 2016
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Join the Atka at the Wolf Conservation Center's festive holiday party in the Carriage House of the Waccabuc Country Club!

Dozens of our community’s finest merchants will supply wonderful food, wine and holiday gifts for auction via silent bid! Music will be provided and our charming Wolf Center merchandise will be available for sale – perfect and unique gifts for the holiday season.
The auction is LIVE! Check it our here!

Food this year will be provided by the Horse and Hound. Wines are provided by Candoni and live music by area super talent Chip Andrus!

Tickets are $100 and attendance is limited to 130. Past years' events have sold out, so sign up today! You may also call 914-763-2373 to register or for more information.

Monday, November 21, 2016

First Snow for Critically Endangered Mexican Wolf Pups



SNOW DAY! It's the first snow for the six month old Mexican gray wolf pups. And they think it's yummy!

Learn how you can help keep these critically endangered pups protected. Take action.

Background
The Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) or “lobo” is the most genetically distinct lineage of wolves in the Western Hemisphere, and one of the most endangered mammals in North America. By the mid-1980s, hunting, trapping, and poisoning caused the extinction of lobos in the wild, with only a handful remaining in captivity. In 1998 the wolves were reintroduced into the wild as part of a federal reintroduction program under the Endangered Species Act. Today in the U.S., there is a single wild population comprising only 97 individuals – a decrease from 110 counted at the end of 2014.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Urgent - Protection for Endangered Wolves Will Be Decided By Politicians in Washington, D.C.

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Call the White House to Protect Endangered Species

In order to fund the federal government, Congress must finalize a spending deal. Unfortunately, dozens of anti-environmental riders are embedded in the must-pass spending legislation, including some that eliminate Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections ALL gray wolves nationwide – including critically endangered Mexican gray wolves.

Stand up for wolves and the ESA

Make a difference now by calling the White House and urging President Obama to stand up for existing protections for wolves and other imperiled species.

Call the White House at (202) 456-1111 and ask to leave a message for President Obama.

Hello. My name is [Full Name] from [City and State]. I respectfully request that President Obama reject all policy “riders” in year-end bills that undermine the Endangered Species Act and harm wildlife. I urge the President to Veto Extinction.


Please consider taking action online too. Thank you!

Take Action

Monday, November 14, 2016

Standing Strong For the Wild


Dear wolf supporter,

The U.S. election is over and results have set the course for the next Congress and administration. Our nation and world are at a crossroads when it comes to ensuring the future sustainability of our air, water, wild lands, and wildlife for future generations. And as the transition to a new administration begins, many people are wondering about the future of wolf recovery in the U.S.A. Please rest assured that Wolf Conservation Center will remain true to our mission – to protect and preserve the species we value so deeply. The importance of a keystone predator such as the wolf to a balanced and resilient ecosystem is undeniable. And we remain committed to restoring endangered wolves to their rightful places in our landscapes, in our hearts, and in our culture.

As the new political arena takes hold, we rededicate ourselves to critical challenges that lie ahead.

Thank you for standing with us,

Maggie Howell, WCC Executive Director

Friday, November 11, 2016

A Wild Salute to Our Veterans


As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. 
~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Wolf Conservation Center Welcomes New Mexican Wolf to the Pack!

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The Wolf Conservation Center family just got a little bigger!

Meet Mexican gray wolf F1435, a.k.a. "Magdalena." The beautiful yearling arrived at the WCC last night, safe and sound at after a seamless day of travel from the Brookfield Zoo.

She's currently settling in adjacent to Mexican wolf M1198 (a.k.a. Alléno) to allow the pair to get to know one another through the enclosure's dividing fence. They'll be officially introduced to one another later this season.

The WCC is currently home to 10 critically endangered Mexican gray wolves - they represent the Center's active participation in an effort to save the species from extinction.

The WCC is one of 54 facilities in the U.S. and Mexico participating in the Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan - a bi-national initiative whose primary purpose is to support the reestablishment of Mexican wolves in the wild through captive breeding, public education, and research.


Background

The Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) or “lobo” is the most genetically distinct lineage of wolves in the Western Hemisphere, and one of the most endangered mammals in North America. By the mid-1980s, hunting, trapping, and poisoning caused the extinction of lobos in the wild, with only a handful remaining in captivity. In 1998 the wolves were reintroduced into the wild as part of a federal reintroduction program under the Endangered Species Act. Today in the U.S., there is a single wild population comprising only 97 individuals – a decrease from 110 counted at the end of 2014.


Mexican Gray Wolves Need your Help

Next month protection for his species will be decided by politicians in Washington, D.C. Wolves don't have a voice when it comes to endangered species policy. But we do.

Please urge your respective senators and President Obama to OPPOSE extinction riders taking aim at wolves.

In order to fund the federal government, Congress must finalize a spending deal. Unfortunately dozens of anti-environmental riders are embedded in the must-pass spending legislation, including some that eliminate Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections ALL gray wolves nationwide – including critically endangered Mexican gray wolves.


Take Action Here

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Wolf Conservation Center Founder Hélène Grimaud on Music, Wolves, and "Musical Glue"


(Hélène discusses the wolves and the Wolf Conservation Center beginning at 18:30 mark)

"Nature is the ultimate muse."

Election Day


Wolves don't have a voice on election day. But you do.

As citizens of the 21st century, our nation and world are at a crossroads when it comes to ensuring the future sustainability of our air, water, wild lands and wildlife for future generations. Ultimately, our nation’s future relies on its citizens to be wise stewards of the very environment that sustains us – now and for future generations.

When you vote today, please remember the the voiceless in the wild.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Conservation-Minded Kiddo Launches Campaign for the Wolf Conservation Center

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By giving endangered species a voice via her artwork, 10-yr-old Bria of Faces Of The Endangered is making a difference one painting at a time.

By means of her passion and creativity, the pint-sized wildlife artist and advocate is raising awareness and support for the Wolf Conservation Center!

Now through November 29th, 75% of all of Bria’s original paintings and $5 from every print will be donated to the WCC on Giving Tuesday (November 29) – a day when all donations made to the WCC will be matched up to $20,000!

 
Bria_portrait“I read about all of the endangered animals and I couldn’t believe what is happening to these wonderful creatures. I want to paint all the endangered animals and donate the money to give them a face so they don’t disappear.”


Visit Bria's Website here.