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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What Do Canids and Felids Have In Common?

What Do Canids and Felids Have In Common?

Are you a dog person or a cat person? Many people land on a definitive side, preferring one over the other. Dogs and cats are very different animals when it comes to the roles they play in our lives and how we need to take care of them. But what about their bigger,...

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...

How Do Mammals Regulate Their Body Temperature?

How Do Mammals Regulate Their Body Temperature?

Mammals are endothermic, which means they have the ability to regulate their body temperature from the inside. This is unlike ectothermic animals, such as reptiles, who have to go out into the sun to warm themselves up.1 Thermoregulation allows mammals to live in...

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...

Misunderstood Mesos: Crab-Eating Fox

Misunderstood Mesos: Crab-Eating Fox

Just as in North America, the mesocarnivores of South America face threats borne from misunderstanding.  The crab-eating fox, also known as the wood fox or maikong, is one of those species that are wrongfully persecuted by livestock producers while also losing habitat...

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...

Why Are Wetlands Important?

Why Are Wetlands Important?

Beyond conserving certain animal or plant species, certain habitats need protection, too. Wetlands are one of those habitats that have suffered in the past. Wetland ecosystems are very productive – as productive as rain forests and coral reefs.1 However, according to...

Conservation is Multi-Faceted

Conservation is Multi-Faceted

Conservation has many facets and goals to it. The first one you probably think of is preventing species from going extinct. However, it goes further than just species disappearing. Preventing the loss of biodiversity is also in play. This is because biological...

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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