Wolf Conservation Center 7.09

South Salem, NY 10590
United States

About Wolf Conservation Center

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What We Do at the WCC
• Nurturing wolves,
• Educating adults and children about their importance and plight, and
• Mobilizing support and advocating for these species which cannot speak for themselves.
Nurturing the Wolves
We are home for up to 30 wolves, most of them kept off exhibit with the goal of one day releasing them into their wild ancestral landscapes. We are the preeminent facility in the eastern United States for the captive breeding and pre-release of endangered wolf species.
The WCC participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) and Recovery Plan for the Mexican gray wolf and the red wolf, which are among the rarest mammals in North America. Both species at one time were completely extinct in the wild. Under the aegis of the Endangered Species Act, reintroduction efforts in the past decade have established small, wild populations of about 100 red wolves and 75 Mexican grays. To-date, four wolves from the Center have been given this extraordinary opportunity.
Educating the People
We teach about 40,000 people a year, mostly kids, about the importance of these predators and their impact on our lands, waters and culture. Our Ambassador Wolves and other programs reach people both at our 26-acre facility in South Salem, NY, and in schools, museums, libraries and nature centers throughout the Northeast. Our wolves aid our students in understanding the importance of their wild counterparts by allowing unprecedented personal interaction.
The WCC’s newly developed interdisciplinary curriculum in wolf education will deepen the educational experience the Center can provide and expands the organization’s geographic reach.

Mobilizing Support

Our over a million supporters are guided and directed to make their voices heard on the numerous issues that continue to effect wolves in the wild. We believe every individual has the ability and responsibility to affect the world, as well as a voice (and the right to use it) to safeguard the future for generations to come.
We’re able to engage with a vast number of learners and supporters through our robust social media effort. Consistent, professional effort has resulted in a robust audience following our work here on Facebook where they are alerted to ways they can help save wolves locally and across North America, communicate effectively with their elected representatives, encourage personal responsibility for improved human stewardship of our World.

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