Canines, Carnivores, & Conservation

 

CANINES. They are 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 places.

CONSERVATION. Learning about carnivores can be fascinating, however, without the stewardship by humans, 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.

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Why Are Rainforests Important?

Why Are Rainforests Important?

You’ve probably learned before that our rainforests need to be protected…but have you thought about why they’re so important? Rainforests only make up about 6% of the earth’s land.1 However, they play an integral role in keeping our planet healthy and providing us...

Staghorn Coral is Carnivorous

Staghorn Coral is Carnivorous

Coral reefs are extremely important to ocean ecosystems. Currently, there are many threats to coral reefs that can have consequences for the rest of the environment. One species of coral that’s vulnerable is Staghorn Coral. Staghorn Coral can be found in shallow...

Dispersal Keeps Wolves Healthy

Dispersal Keeps Wolves Healthy

Genetic diversity keeps animal populations healthy. When animals are isolated and can’t reach other populations, they often interbreed, and it leads to weaker genes being passed on and so offspring have a lower chance of survival. Dispersal is something that some...

Most Carnivorous Canids Hunt In Packs

Most Carnivorous Canids Hunt In Packs

Wolves are important to their environments because when they hunt, they take down the weaker animals. This ensures that healthy genetics are passed on to future generations of their prey and helps stop the spread of disease within their prey groups. Their hunting also...

Dholes Are Agile Canids

Dholes Are Agile Canids

Dholes are canids that can be found in central, south, and southeast Asia. They are currently considered endangered.1 They are about 3 feet long and weigh 26–44 pounds.2 While they are of a similar size to a German Shepherd, they look like foxes and yet are most...

The Pale Fox Is The Least Studied Canid

The Pale Fox Is The Least Studied Canid

Pale Foxes can be found in central Africa in desert plains.1 These foxes have a similar form to red foxes, but with some notable differences, such as having longer legs and ears, and differently colored fur.2 Out of all the canid species, they’ve been studied the...

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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