Feb 29 2012

#305 Awareness (29)

From Sarah in Chicago, Illinois

Today’s link: Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary (New Mexico)

Our Mission:

  1. To operate and manage a lifetime sanctuary for displaced, unwanted, and un-releasable captive-bred wolves, wolf-dogs, and other related species, utilizing such resources as may be available from local, city, state, and private entities or individuals;
  2. To educate the general public about wolves, wolf-dogs, and other related species and our environmental and ecological issues related to wildlife;
  3. To generate self-supporting, sustainable revenue resources to assist in the financial support of the sanctuary.

Feb 28 2012

#304 Awareness (28)

From Thomas in Austria

Today’s Link: Conservation Northwest

“Conservation Northwest is the premiere group working on recovery of Washington’s wolves. We’ve hosted activist trainings, educational forums for ranchers and landowners, presentations on learning to live with wolves, adding to a reward fund to deter poachers, and monitoring wolf packs across the state.”


Feb 27 2012

#303 Awareness (27)

From a stranger in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Today’s Link: TWIN (Wisconsin)

“Timber Wolf Information Network is a Not-For-Profit Organization dedicated to disseminating information on wolves and wolf ecology. Given the emotions that embroil wolf conservation, the founding members decided to focus on providing information as unbiased as possible, enabling individuals to make up their own minds. It’s specifically written in our Mission Statement. Our non-profit status is based on remaining solely educational and non-political. As such the TWIN Board rarely provides comments on government or other NGO viewpoints or activities. We base our position and our educational efforts on science, not opinion.”


Feb 26 2012

#302 Awareness (26)

From a stranger in Hertfordshire, England

Today’s Link: Wolf Talk Educational Programs (Massachusetts)

“Many years ago wolves roamed and hunted the land freely.  Today this beautiful and elusive animal has become endangered, some have vanished forever from the places they called home.

The disappearance of these great creatures of the wild is not a mystery.  Man, out of unfounded fears and misunderstanding, has falsely accused and persecuted the wolf almost to the point of oblivion.  This, combined with the reduction of the wolves natural habitat due to the expansion of urban areas, has left the future of the wolf hanging in the balance.

Our Goal: The wolf, like all living things, plays an important role in our ecology.  It is our goal at Wolf Talk to restore the wolf to the American wilderness.  The best place to start is through education.  The time to start is NOW!”


Feb 25 2012

A Special Thanks!

‎”Wolves by Strangers” would like to offer a special thanks to Sgt. Spatula and The Baron of Barbecue Sauce for funding the “WBS” p.o. box rental for another six months. It’s acts of kindness and generosity like this that keeps WBS rolling. Thanks guys! The Triumvirate lives on!


Feb 25 2012

#301 Awareness (25)

From Autumn in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Today’s Link: Project Alpha Wolf

“Project Alpha Wolf is the new age of wolf support. Unlike conventional wolf support sites or organizations, we seek to unify wolf enthusiasts worldwide through, facts, humor, and networking. Our goal is to provide followers with up-to-date information while keeping a lighter tone. We want to provide a place like minded individuals can voice their opinion as well as give them an outlet to support wolves in as many ways as possible. As a group we feel that through public education, supporting existing organizations, and a place for some occasional comic relief, we can give the wolves a fighting chance in their struggle to survive.”


Feb 24 2012

#300 Awareness (24)

 

From a stranger in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Today’s Link: The Wolf Recovery Foundation (Idaho)

“The mission of the Wolf Recovery Foundation is to foster our heritage of wild wolf communities by advocating their presence forever in places where they have been extirpated. We accomplish our mission through our efforts in public representation, information and outreach, networking with the agencies, organizations, tribes and universities, and through our diverse workshops, conferences and special events. We invite you to join us as a supporter, or simply wander through our pages.”


Feb 23 2012

Kickstarter Campaign! WBS needs your help!

Wolves by Strangers needs YOUR help! While this project is a blessing in so many ways, the financial upkeep is not always easy for one person to accomplish. Please keep WBS alive and kicking for a long time to come! Check out the campaign to raise funds for WBS at Kickstarter.com.


Feb 23 2012

#299 Awareness (23)

From Damien in Phoenix, Arizona

Today’s Link: Alaska Wildlife Alliance

Founded in 1978, the Alaska Wildlife Alliance is a non-profit organization committed to the conservation and protection of Alaska’s wildlife. We promote the integrity, beauty, and stability of Alaska’s ecosystems, support true subsistence hunting, and recognize the intrinsic value of wildlife. The AWA works to achieve and maintain balanced ecosystems in Alaska managed with the use of sound science to preserve wildlife for present and future generations. AWA was founded by Alaskans and depends on the grassroots support and activism of its members.


Feb 22 2012

#298 Awareness (22)

From Patty in Hixson, Tennessee

Today’s Link: The Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

“It is the mission of the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center to…

Educate the public through tours and programs about the importance of wolves, coyote, and fox to our ecosystem

Educate the public about the importance of preservation and conservation of the forests, land and water that supports wildlife, flora and fauna for future generations to enjoy.

Provide natural habitats and exceptional lives for the animals entrusted to our care since they cannot live in the wild.”


Feb 21 2012

#297 Awareness (21)

From Bryan

Today’s Link: Wolf Hollow (Ipswich, MA)

“Wolf Hollow is a non-profit organization established in 1990 to teach people about the importance of the wolf in the wild. Wolf Hollow offers a unique opportunity to view gray wolves in as natural a setting as possible. Come see how they interact with their pack members and live in a social unit very similar to human families.”


Feb 20 2012

#296 Awareness (20)

From Kelsey in Nine Mile Falls, Washington

Today’s Link: Wolves and Humans (UK)

“The Wolves and Humans Foundation is a UK based charity dedicated to the conservation of Europe’s large carnivores – wolves, bears and lynx. On this website you can find information about these animals and the threats to their survival. You can also learn about the problems encountered when these predators live alongside people, the work Wolves and Humans is doing to ensure their future in the wild, and how YOU can help.”


Feb 19 2012

#295 Awareness (19)

From Debbie (facebook page here)

Today’s Link: The Dire Wolf Project

“The Dire Wolf Project was started in 1988 in order to bring back the look of the large prehistoric Dire Wolf in a domesticated dog breed.  The National American Alsatian Breeder’s Club governs the project and standardizes breeding practices for this unique large companion dog.  Health and temperament remain the highest priority over the look of the Dire Wolf, so this project is slow and methodical.  Join us on a historical journey of Dire Wolf memories and watch as we domesticate history one generation at a time.”


Feb 18 2012

#294 Awareness (18)

From David in Lithuania

Today’s Link: Living With Wolves

Mission: “Living with Wolves is dedicated to raising broad public awareness of the truth about wolves, their social nature, their importance to healthy ecosystems, and the threats to their survival. We build tolerance that can lead to coexistence between people and wolves sharing the same land.

The work of Living with Wolves is based on the Emmy Award-winning documentary films, photographs and books produced by Jim and Jamie Dutcher.  The Dutchers, determined to show the hidden life of wolves, lived for six years with a pack of wolves in the wilderness of Idaho.  These wolves became known as The Sawtooth Pack.

Recognizing the need to expand their educational outreach efforts, the Dutchers formed the nonprofit Living with Wolves in 2006.  Through public outreach, they work to protect wolves by raising knowledge about the social characteristics of wolves and their role in maintaining healthy ecosystems.”


Feb 17 2012

#293 Awareness (17)

 

From a stranger in the Chattanooga area.

Today’s link:

The Searching Wolf is a fantastic website with an incredibly wide range of resources and information for every type of wolf lover. From details pictures of wolf skulls and anatomy to tests and quizzes, if you’re looking for anything wolf-related, you’re sure to find it here. Enjoy!


Feb 16 2012

#292 Awareness (16)

From Autumn in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Today’s link: wolfsanctuary.net

Wolf was established in order to improve the quality of life for all wolves and wolf-dogs.

Our mission will be met by accomplishing the following strategic objectives:
Rescue – save captive-bred wolves and wolf-dogs whose caretakers are no longer able to provide for them, for whatever reason.
Sanctuary – provide life-long homes that take into account not only the animal’s physical requirements but also its emotional needs.
Education – teach the general public about wolves in order to foster more realistic opinions concerning their value in the wild and the compromises required of their spirit due to captivity.


Feb 15 2012

#291 Awareness (15)

From Kelsey in Nine Miles Falls, Washington

Today’s link for Wolf Awareness Month is wolfcountry.net. I found this site somewhat randomly, but when I stumbled across it, I found it to be a great resource for everything from factual information to myths and tales to shopping. Check out the site and enjoy!

WolfCountry.net: dedicated to promoting wolf education.


Feb 14 2012

#290 Awareness (14)

From Skylar of Signal Mountain, Tennessee

Artists for Conservation: Support Nature through Art

Mission and Vision:

“At AFC, our mission is to support wildlife and habitat conservation, biodiversity, sustainability, and environmental education through art that celebrates our natural heritage. Through international art exhibits, collaborative art-science expeditions, publications and cutting-edge online initiatives, we engage, inspire and inform the public, and empower passionate professional artists as effective ambassadors for the environment.”


Feb 13 2012

#289 Awareness (13)

From Matilda in Australia

Wolf Park (Indiana):

Mission Statement – “Wolf Park is a non-profit organization dedicated to education and behavioral research which benefits wolves and their canid relatives. The Park maintains free-living ambassador animals in mixed habitats, provides public educational programs and in-depth seminars, hosts researchers from many institutions to conduct behavioral and cognitive research with the wolves, and advocates for the species’ conservation.”


Feb 12 2012

#288 Awareness (12)

From Mariah

For those of you who don’t know (which is probably all of you), Mariah was the very first individual to ever submit a picture to WBS. Her original submission can be seen all the way back at #2. Thanks so much for the support, Mariah. The gift of your artwork means more to me than you’ll ever know.

Timber Wolf Preservation Society

Here’s a part of the TWPS Mission Statement:

“If wolves and other native species are to make any kind of comeback, it is necessary for the public to understand and appreciate the predator/prey relationship for the balance of nature.  It is to this end that the society is working.  We believe that a large part of the reason for the wolf’s endangered status is due to widespread misunderstanding concerning its nature and place in the environment.  Through lectures to schools, civic and sportsman groups and media interviews, the society hopes to dispel false notions and past myths about the wolf and to instill a sense of value for a missing part of our wilderness areas.”