Feb 26 2012

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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

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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 23 2012

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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 18 2012

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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 16 2012

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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 13 2012

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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

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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.”

Feb 11 2012

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These two works come to us courtesy of two beautiful women who shared them on the WBS facebook page: Debbie Blount and Sandra Grifo Montimurro. Please visit the WBS facebook page to see more of the fine work by these creative and dedicated artists. I hope these artistic triumphs will brighten your day as much as they did mine.

Best wishes, “J”

NRDC: Save Biogems – Wolves

NRDC selects special places across the Americas that face an imminent threat of destruction: pristine coastlines that could become industrial ports; ancient forests that could be stripped of trees; and unspoiled wildlife habitats that could be sacrificed to oil and gas drilling. Our imperiled BioGems are irreplaceable remnants of wilderness that curb global warming, preserve biodiversity and provide sanctuary for rare and extraordinary wildlife, from threatened polar bears to endangered gray whales.

Feb 7 2012

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From Hannah in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Looking for information related to wolf attacks on humans? The link below will take you to probably the most comprehensive report you’ll ever see:

The Fear of Wolves:
A Review of Wolf Attacks on Humans

Feb 6 2012

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From Sofia in the UK

International Wolf Center:

“Vision: The International Wolf Center envisions a world in which populations of wolves thrive well distributed in many parts of their native range. A global system of designated wild lands supports abundant habitat and prey for wolves and other large carnivores. The Center provides useful scientific information and learning opportunities to diverse individuals and groups and supports well-informed dialogue about management of wolf­human conflict. As a result, humans adopt an attitude of respect toward wolves. As informed participants, humans create policy and act in support of ecological sustainability, which includes the survival of wolf populations. In day-to-day life, humans accept coexistence with wolves.”

Feb 3 2012

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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.”