Posts by SteveP

Historic cross-fostering involves 2 pups from Center

News Release April 29, 2016 For Immediate Use Mexican wolf pups fly into the recovery effort The Endangered Wolf Center and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service collaborate to fly two 9-day-old pups born at the Center from St. Louis to their new family in the wilds of New Mexico. ST. LOUIS — The Endangered Wolf Center flew two just-born critically endangered Mexican wolf pups to New Mexico to be cross-fostered by a wild pack on Saturday, April 23, 2016. This historic collaborative effort between the Endangered Wolf Center staff and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services represents the first time pups...

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Settlement provides hope for Mexican wolves

A settlement has been reached in federal court that will require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the agency charged with protecting the Mexican wolf, to prepare a recovery plan — decades after it was supposed to do so. The Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka, Missouri, just outside St. Louis, has played a key role in helping save this wolf from extinction and reintroducing it back to the wild. The settlement results from a lawsuit filed in 2014 by Earthjustice on behalf of a coalition of wolf-conservation interests, including the Endangered Wolf Center. Parties represented in the lawsuit...

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May 19 Speaker Series: New mammals in Missouri

Please join us May 19 as Tom Meister of the Missouri Department of Conservation discusses mammals that are relatively new on the Missouri landscape — mountain lions, black bears, feral hogs, elk,  armadillos, nutria, wolves. (Wolves?) He’ll discuss how these animals got here or whether they’ve always been here. In either case, what impact could they have on the diversity of the state’s natural resources? Meister has more than 20 years’ experience as a naturalist and wildlife biologist, and is currently Wildlife Damage Biologist with the Department of Conservation. He has been a...

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Volunteer Larry Jewell receives Harrison Award

Larry Jewell, a longtime volunteer at the Endangered Wolf Center, was honored as recipient of the 2016 Harrison Award for extraordinary contributions to the Center. Endangered Wolf Center visitors see evidence of his contributions on every visit: The wood signs that give directions and identify buildings are his handiwork. He also is a frequent host (dressed in pioneer garb) of Campfire Wolf Howls and has served as the gate keeper and greeter for many years at Wolf Fest, the Center’s annual open house. The Harrison Award was initiated in 2015, when it was given to its namesake, PJ Harrison,...

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May 10 Speaker Series: Reproductive science & wolves

Here’s your chance to hear world-renowned scientist Cheryl Asa of the Saint Louis Zoo,  whose work in reproductive science has contributed greatly to the recovery of Mexican wolves. She will appear at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, as  part of the Endangered Wolf Center 2016 Speaker Series. Dr. Asa, PhD, will be retiring this summer from the positions of Director of Reproductive and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the AZA Reproductive Management Center at the Saint Louis Zoo after almost 28 years. Her Speaker Series presentation — “How Reproductive Science Contributes to Mexican Wolf...

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