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Subscribe to our Blog, Newsletter, and Social Media to be informed of latest events, news, and information about wolves and other wild carnivores, including our new series titled, “Canines, Carnivores, and Conservation.” 

Introducing C3: 7 Breed Groups of Dogs

There are 7 BREED GROUPS of dogs in the world? Over the next few weeks, I’ll be writing about a few unique qualities and characteristics of each. Join our Canines, Carnivores, and Conservation team as we explore some of the history and fascinating qualities of 7 BREED GROUPS OF DOGS.

WERC’s holiday gratitude and focus

For wolves, the family is everything. Family helps ensure the pups learn the right skills, takes down large prey for everyone to eat, and keeps everyone working together.

Meet P2W Instructor Curt Moothart

Meet Curt Moothart! He’s one of our classroom instructors! Curt Moothart was born and raised in Decorah, Iowa – a small town known for its Norwegian heritage, hiking trails, Dunning’s Spring Park and Water, and the world-famous Decorah eagles! Raised on a large Quarter Horse farm, a lifelong love for animals and nature was established early on. 

What does the Endangered Species Act do?

What do red wolves, tigers, sea otters, and black-footed ferrets have in common? They’re all protected by the Endangered Species Act. What does the ESA do? 

How do wolves help their prey by hunting them?

Wolves are opportunistic hunters. They go for the easier kill. They’ll take their time and follow a herd of deer or elk until they can pick out whichever animal is the weakest link in the group. They may follow the group for miles before striking. 

Instructor Spotlight: Jeremy Heft

Meet our Passport to Wildlife Instructor: Jeremy Heft!

What traits do real wolves and werewolves have in common?

Did you have a good Halloween? We hope so! Today we’re wrapping up our werewolf series by connecting the characterizations of werewolves we see in popular media with real information about the wolves that they’re based on!

What you need to know about red wolves.

Red wolves have faced a rollercoaster of challenges when it comes to survival in the wild. Where are they now?

Where does the term “lone wolf” come from?

This term “lone wolf” has been used since the early 20th century – at first to describe people who were loners and didn’t interact with others, but more recently we’ve heard it to describe lone attackers. 

What exactly does our outreach look like?

We discuss how important outreach is all the time. It’s vital to developing someone’s interest in science and uncovering the misunderstandings that our carnivores face every day.  

Social Media

Subscribe to our Blog, Newsletter, and Social Media to be informed of latest events, news, and information about wolves and other wild carnivores, including our new series titled, “Canines, Carnivores, and Conservation.” 

Films

THE GREAT PREDATOR DEBATE TRIO

WERC has produced two feature length films in the Great Predator Debate Series and working on our final installment to complete the trio. Viewed by thousands worldwide, this important civics course not only tells the stories of the Sawtooth and Owyhee Packs but delves into the complex subject of preserving carnivores in the face of human progress and expansion. Hear from State wildlife managers, Native American representatives, and recreation enthusiasts who all have a stake in the outcome of this important discussion.  

  • The Great Predator Debate: A Predator’s Dilemma
  • The Great Predator Debate: A Nation’s Dilemma
  • The Great Predator Debate: A Nation’s Dilemma (Classroom Version)
  • The Great Predator Debate: A Nation’s Resolve (In Progress)

GRAY AREA: WOLVES OF THE SOUTHWEST

In the American Southwest, a unique species of wolf unlike any other is making a comeback. Considered extinct nearly 40 years ago, the little known Mexican gray wolf has slowly pulled back from the very brink — against all odds. From a founding population of just seven animals, this species has slowly grown to a current wild population of approximately 100, only to face a new threat from within: its own genetics. As part of a bold recovery mission, one lone wolf is given a chance to offer new hope for the survival of her species. In telling this story, narrated by Chris Morgan, “Gray Area” explores whether there can be a balanced and sustainable future where ranchers, conservationists, locals, and biologists alike can coexist with this apex predator. 

Videos

Choose from a selection of short videos produced to inform viewers on an aspect of wolf biology. 

Publications

Explore a decade of the Sawtooth Legacy Quarterly, coming back as the Passport to Wildlife, a digital and by-mail publication. Below are some of our favorite magazines that you can read right here on the website!

Biology eBooks

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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