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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.” 

Which animals have the greatest impact on their environment?

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. 

How do dogs assist with combating endangered species poaching?

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.

Couple unintentionally captures video of their own reflection in wild owl’s eyes

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.

Why Do Wolves Lay Close Together?

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.

Service Dogs vs. Emotional Support Dogs: What’s the difference?

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.

How do dogs Help With Habitat Conservation & Restoration?

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.  

What’s at stake without conservation?

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?

What do a mountain lion, panther, and puma all have in common?

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!

Nez Perce Tribe reclaims 148 acres of ancestral land in Eastern Oregon

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.

C3: Meet the Non-Sporting Group

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.

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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.” 

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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