Literally hanging on by a paw, the Mexican gray wolf is the rarest and most genetically distinct subspecies of gray wolf. As of late 2017, there were less than 113 left in the wild, and trying to recover in Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico.
Dinner With Wolves highlights how your support can save this special animal within our state boundaries.
In 2017, Dinner with Wolves Donated $34,000 to Defenders of Wildlife and Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center!
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Benefit for Defenders of Wildlife and Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
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Canon Selphy Printer, donated by Sharp Incentives
Alpha Wolf Sponsor
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Defenders of Wildlife
Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.
Founded in 1947, Defenders of Wildlife is a major national conservation organization focused solely on wildlife and habitat conservation and the safeguarding of biodiversity. They believe in the inherent value of wildlife and the natural world, and this singular focus defines our important niche in the environmental and conservation community and serves as the anchor for our organizational values.
Defenders' approach is direct and straightforward – They protect and restore imperiled species throughout North America by transforming policies and institutions and promoting innovative solutions – and this approach makes a lasting difference for wildlife and its habitat…
Southwest Wildlife rescues and rehabilitates wildlife that has been injured, displaced, and orphaned. Once rehabilitated, they are returned to the wild. Wildlife education includes advice on living with wildlife and the importance of native wildlife to healthy ecosystems. Educational and humane scientific research opportunities are offered in the field of conservation medicine. Sanctuary is provided to animals that cannot be released back to the wild.
Historically, thousands of wolves roamed wild throughout North America. During the 19th and 20th centuries, as the human population grew, people began to compete with wolves for game and habitat. Wolves were also viewed as pests and vermin and were slaughtered by the thousands. As a result, wolves virtually disappeared from the American west.
US Fish & Wildlife Service
A survey shows that the population of endangered Mexican gray wolves declined 12 percent in 2015.
The Mexican wolf is the smallest, southern-most occurring, rarest, and most genetically distinct subspecies of gray wolf in North America. Once common throughout portions of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico, Mexican wolf populations were all but eliminated from the United States and Mexico by the 1970s as a result of increasing conflicts with livestock operations and other human activities. The Mexican wolf, a subspecies of gray wolf, was listed as endangered in 1976…
Places for Wolves: A Blueprint for Restoration and Long-Term Recovery from Defenders of Wildlife
In 1999, Defenders published
Places for Wolves: A Blueprint for Restoration and Long-Term Recovery in the Lower 48 States. The publication provided an assessment of the ecological regions that could support wolves and recommendations on policies and strategies to facilitate recovery in these areas. Based on studies showing significantly more habitat suitable for wolves in the contiguous United States, we published an updated version in 2006. Now we release a third version, this time in a new format designed to keep pace with research, politics, laws and other fast-breaking developments that affect wolves and our work. This new Places for Wolves lays the foundation for our wolf recovery and restoration goals by setting forth the ecological, ethical, cultural and economic reasons why protecting and restoring wolves is important. Our wolf recovery vision, goals, the science behind them and specific regional restoration recommendations are covered in a companion series of fact sheets that can be updated as needed to reflect our efforts to assure the continued survival of wolves.
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center featured on PBS
Return of the Wolves: The Next Chapter, a new documentary, will be broadcast on our local Channel Eight, Arizona PBS this month. It’s narrated by Peter Coyote, and explores both sides of the heated issue of wolf reintroduction and examines the role of the wolf in Yellowstone, the West and the Southwest. Southwest Wildlife is featured in the portion about Mexican gray wolves.
Wolves need your help now! After 30 years of federal protection, the Mexican gray wolf population is far from recovered -- and more threatened by political interference than ever before. Your support will help us expand our capacity and preserve many of the Southwest’s proud, natural resources, including the Mexican gray wolf. Thank you for making a commitment to our wildlife and its irreplaceable value to our community. To make a donation, please visit: https://www.southwestwildlife.org/donate/donate/donate-for-wolves.html
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