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Canines, Carnivores, & Conservation

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.” 

How do dogs help with penguin conservation?

Around the world, guard dogs protect livestock, property, people, and even elephants.  Did you know they are instrumental in protecting penguins? For most of our discussions on how our four-legged friends are aiding in the conservation of imperiled species around the...

How do dogs help with honey bee conservation?

The Western honey bee (Apis mellifera) may be the most important insect for our ecosystem and human population health. 

How do dogs help with honey bee conservation?

What Characteristics Do Carnivores Share?

We know that carnivores are those that eat meat, but have you given much thought to what characteristics they have in common? Or what differences there are between them?

Let’s take a closer look at carnivores by asking, “What Characteristics Do Carnivores Share?”

Canine Deep Dive: Border Collies

Border Collies are part of the herding group of dogs. They usually live to be between 12 and 15 years old and weigh between 30 and 55 pounds. These dogs were originally bred over 300 years ago in Scotland to work on farms and handle sheep and other animals between the border of Scotland and England.

Is one right for you?

How to Travel Safely with Your Dog

When you get a dog, you need to plan ahead. Your days are now scheduled with your dog’s needs in mind. Traveling is the same. You need to make a plan when it comes to vacations to ensure your dog is as safe and comfortable as possible. Depending on the circumstances,...

Why Are Invasive Species Such a Problem?

Invasive species are organisms that are not native to a specific environment and cause harm in that environment. These plants, animals, microbes, etc., must cause harm to be considered an invasive species. This harm can be ecological or economic. These species are a major threat to native species because they change habitats, interfere with biodiversity, and can cause the extinction of native species due to competition for resources like food and space.

How Do Invasive Species Spread?

Wolverines are known for their fearlessness and strength!

They weigh between 24 and 40 pounds and live to be between 7 and 12 years old. They’re mammals and they live in colder climates in the northern regions of North America, Europe, and Asia.

Meet the wolverine.

Is Agility Training Good for Your Dog?

Have you seen a dog agility competition before?

It’s a competition where dogs have to run through an obstacle course and are timed while they do it. They have to jump over obstacles, run through tunnels, weave through poles, climb over seesaws, and more! These competitions are really fun to watch, but have you thought of actually training for it with your dog? 

What’s the Biggest Polluter of Our Oceans?

Of all the things that negatively affect our environment, plastic seems to have the biggest target on its back. And with good reason – plastic, especially single-use plastic, is one of the largest contributors to pollution in our oceans. 80% of litter in our marine habitats is from plastic, because every year, 8 million tons of it finds its way into the ocean.

The Cold? Not a Problem for Arctic Foxes

These foxes are well equipped to handle any cold weather. They can live in temperatures that plunge as low as -58 degrees Fahrenheit. Their short ears and muzzle, furry paws, and bushy tail are all adaptations that enable them to keep warm.

They are the arctic foxes.

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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.” 



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)

View The Great Predator Debate Classroom Edition Here For Free


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. 


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


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!

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