Canines, Carnivores, & Conservation
Whether you’ve brought home a puppy already or are thinking about getting one, we put together some advice on what to do before and after you bring them home. After deciding what type of dog you want, where you’d get them from, and all the paperwork, your dog is either home or about to be. Now that you’ve made the leap, what else do you need to know?
Here are some tips for before and after your new puppy comes home.
At the Wolf Center, we know that kids are the key to the future. They’re the ones who will be inheriting the planet however we leave it and they’ll be the ones who need to tackle any environmental issues thrown their way.
But they won’t know what to do or won’t care to take action if they don’t love the world around them
These owls are very important to us humans. Because of how much they eat and how easy it is for them to choose a place to live, they are a natural way to combat pests. Setting up nest boxes in orchards, vineyards, and farms allows barn owls to move in and eat pests like voles or mice, which can ruin plants and crops.
As human activities increase around our planet, water is quickly becoming a valued commodity and governments are recognizing the importance of protecting this precious resource. Using dogs to assist in protecting groundwater is just one more way dogs are human’s best friends.
Find out how they are helping.
When you think of animals that are at risk of extinction, elephants are probably one of the first animals that come to mind. Their numbers have been dwindling for years and many organizations are working hard to preserve their numbers.
So why are elephants at risk? And what are people doing about it?
Puppies grow up so fast. One day they’re falling asleep in your lap, and the next day they’re too big to fit! But when does a puppy stop being a puppy and become an adult dog?
Read on to learn about the puppy aging process, and how to tell when your puppy is no longer a puppy.
They are known as opportunistic omnivores. They mostly eat meat but will take the opportunity to eat other things like vegetation or carrion when they come across it. Mostly they eat small mammals, birds, or reptiles. They’ll even follow big cats to eat the leftovers of their prey. When they hunt in packs, they’re able to take down animals much bigger than they are, like antelope or sheep.
They are the Jackal.
Many predators are thought of as “bad” because they kill the animals below them in the food chain. A lot of these animals are also thought to pose more of a threat to us than they actually do. These animals aren’t bad because they eat other animals. In fact, they play a very important role within their ecosystems.
Poaching of critically endangered elephants and rhinoceros is a severe problem in most of Africa. Hunted down for their ivory tusks, poachers kill an estimated 100 elephants EVERY DAY in Africa! Canines are instrumental in their survival.
Owl experts have been very excited by the increase in sightings of these beautiful animals throughout Ontario and the rest of Canada during this winter. Bird watchers are eager to gather and photograph one of nature’s most photogenic creatures too.
You already know that wolves live in packs. Living in a pack helps the survival of all involved. Together, they can take down bigger prey, defend their territory, and raise the pups. Jeremy describes some reasons they lay so close together. It may surprise you.
They can perform tasks like detecting bombs or seizures, finding missing people, guiding those who are blind, and more. Dogs can be trained to do amazing things.
The largest threat to wildlife habitats world-wide is the fragmentation of vast landscapes caused by human expansion. As these natural areas become disturbed by human development, noxious weeds can invade and outcompete native vegetation. These alien invaders spread by natural avenues, such as wind or water, or human-caused activities, such as infected equipment or even intentional dispersal.
It’s no secret that human activity is causing harm to the environment that we depend on, and the victims of that damage come in the form of plants, land animals, marine animals, and eventually, ourselves.
What’s at stake without current conservation efforts?
They’re also considered an “umbrella species”, because of how much territory they need to survive. When that territory is protected for them, it also provides protection for all the other organisms living there, too. Meet the Cougar!
The Nez Perce Tribe is reclaiming an ancestral village site in the Eastern Oregon town of Joseph more than a century after being pushed out of the area. This month, the tribe purchased 148 acres of an area known as “the place of boulders,” or Am’sáaxpa.
These dogs are the ones who didn’t quite fit into any of the other groups.1 So they have a group of their own! All the dogs in this group vary wildly in size, appearance, and personality. Meet the Non-Sporting Group.
National Parks are a huge part of our country’s landscape. Our national parks consist of more than 400 areas and 85 million acres in the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the Virgin Islands.1 But what exactly is the point of the National Park Service? And how did it come about?
One of the big questions when it comes to birds is what is a raptor? The answer can get confusing for two reasons. One, because the term raptor is sometimes used interchangeably with the term bird of prey, while other times it’s used to only refer to Falconiformes.
The dogs in the Toy Group were bred as social companions to humans. Many of these dogs have ties to royalty. You’ll recognize the pomeranian, pug, chihuahua, cavalier king charles spaniel, and more in this group.
Wildlife life crossings are structures that allow safe passage for wildlife to cross major roadways. They can be bridges, overpasses, underpasses, or even tunnels. They’re built with the natural habitat in mind, so they have plants and rocks and shrubs to blend in with the environment and encourage animals to use them instead of trying to cross the road where they may be hit by a car.
They are highly adaptable animals and can be found in many different habitats, like forests, mountains, and semi-deserts. Rugged terrain provides good areas for dens to protect the kittens and can be good for hunting. Meet the bobcat.
They are high energy dogs and do require a special type of grooming to maintain their appearance. These dogs were bred to hunt vermin and guard their homes. They would dig up burrows of vermin, rodents, and foxes to drive them out for hunters. Sometimes they would finish the job off themselves. They are the Terrier Group.
There are many animals throughout the world that have dwindling numbers and are in dire need of help. These animals are poached, their habitat is destroyed, they may face difficulties maintaining a steady population, and more. All of this leads to the need to conserve them as best we can so we don’t lose them forever.