INSPIRE | ENGAGE | PROTECT

Our objective is to inspire the public toward greater understanding,
respect, and conservation of wolves, carnivores, and wildlife everywhere.

P2W (Passport 2 Wildlife) is an engaging and inspiring inter-agency collaboration that immerses young people and their teachers in learning about ecology and biology. P2W and our partners work to inspire future stewards, professionals, and enthusiasts across all, cultural, ethnic, and economic environments. P2W connects students and wildlife professionals in film production, photography, biology, ecology, nonprofit management, animal care, sanctuary management and more to build a more sustainable future for wild creatures and humans everywhere. Here’s a quick look at a few of our co-laborers.

Meet the Passport to Wildlife Team Bringing 10 to 30 Minute Biology, Ecology, and Online Labs to Your Classroom!

Jeremy Heft
Wildlife Biologist, Captive
Animal Consultant, and Wolf
Sanctuary Manager

 

CLASSROOM SPECIALTY
LEVELS: High School to College

 

Chris Anderson
WERC President and CEO
Owner, Owl Brand Discovery Kits

 

CLASSROOM SPECIALTY
LEVELS: Children to Adult

 

Christopher Montero
Naturalist, Author,
Illustrator, and Wildlife
Biologist

 

CLASSROOM SPECIALTY
LEVELS: Grade to College

 

Alan Lacy
Award-winning Wildlife
Filmmaker and Producer

 

CLASSROOM SPECIALTY
LEVELS: All Ages

 

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WERC Has the Power to Impact the Future of Wildlife, and We’re Doing It!

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about large carnivores in North America, emphasizing wolves. We started in 1996 caring for our first pack of wolves in Idaho – the Sawtooth Pack: Wolves of the Nez Perce. WERC endeavors to teach about conservation and preservation of wildlife, primarily wolves. That objective has many nuances, including teaching about the human companion – dogs. WERC’s focus is three-fold. Learn more about Canines, Carnivores, & Conservation.

Canines

They are one of humankind’s oldest friends. They enrich our lives in so many ways. Understanding them provides insight into how to care for their emotional and physical health as well as linking us profoundly to their ancestry — the wolf. Join our team in a study of Canines, their history, behaviors, and even tips to give them the best life possible. That’s simply what a best friend does.

Carnivores

Carnivores are often mythified in a variety of ways, mostly as dangerous creatures of lore and legend. Wolves, bears, large cats, and other carnivores play essential roles in the self-management of healthy ecosystems and wildernesses. Join our team as we delve into what makes these animals unique and a great partner to humankind as we work to manage our wild, and not so wild, spaces.

Conservation

Learning about carnivores can be fascinating, however, without stewardship of apex predators, the landscape could be profoundly and dangerously altered. Join our team as we discuss the very recent brief history of conservation of apex predators, the factors that led to threats to their survival, and steps taken to protect their future. From articles to interviews, you’ll want to join our team of expert biologists and ecologists.

Canines, Carnivores, and Conservation — that’s a lot of possibilities! Whether we’re writing about wild and captive wolves or domestic dogs, or a variety of other carnivores, we do so with the task of creating a greater understanding of their important role in healthy ecosystems. Additionally, many of these animals not only need our help to survive and thrive, but some of them also have a partnership with humans working together toward healthier systems. 

Captive Logistics Animal Welfare (CLAW) is an outreach to assist wildlife organizations through consultation on best captive management practices and methods.  WERC’s team works toward managing both social and non-social captive wolves — an asset to new facilities beginning captive wolf care, as well as established organizations that wish to upgrade their abilities.  WERC has informally consulted with non-profit organizations and government agencies around the world to better the lives of captive wolves. We see this as an essential role in the health of captive animals and those who care for them.

Mesocarnivores are critical components of trophic cascades around the world, often holding both primary and secondary consumer roles.  Much of modern wildlife research centers around the ecological importance of apex carnivores, however, the diverse and less popular mesocarnivores hold an equally significant role in ecosystem stability.  A mesocarnivore is an animal that consumes meat for about half to three-quarters of its diet, while the remainder consists of fruit, insects, or vegetation. Join us as we travel the world in search of Misunderstood Mesos. 

THE SECRET IMPACT OF WOLVES THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
By The Wolf Education and Research Center

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW AS YOU START YOUR BIOLOGY CAREER
By Biologist Jeremy Heft of the Wolf Education and Research Center

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