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 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 3 2012

#279 Awareness (3)

From Hannah in Chattanooga, Tennessee

California Wolf Center:

“The California Wolf Center is a one-of-a-kind education, conservation, and research center located 50 miles east of San Diego, near the town of Julian, California. Founded in 1977 to educate the public about wildlife and ecology, the Center is currently home to several packs of gray wolves, some of which are exhibited for educational purposes. Our wolves serve as ambassadors representing wolves in the wild. We also host highly endangered Mexican gray wolves, now being reintroduced into the southwestern United States. A visit to the Center provides a unique experience involving one of the most charismatic and controversial species in North American history. Our goal is to provide the best, most natural environment for all wolves living at the California Wolf Center and to provide complete and balanced information about gray wolves and the environment to the public so that people can make informed decisions about the issues that affect us all.”