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My, what big news you have!

Posted by bchristensen at Aug 12, 2008 11:23 PM |

Wow, it has been a crazy month for wolves in WA and beyond! Here is all the news, flipbooks, TV spots, sounds, and other wolf goodies all in one place.

My, what big news you have!

OK, you have to admit they are adorable! But more than just cute, these pups signify a huge win for WA wildlife as wolves return after decades of absence.

 

If you are anything like me, you have been seeing and hearing wolves everywhere...in the news that is! Here is some of the Conservation Northwest exclusive wolf fun for your perusal.

A digital flipbook of the wolf pup parade
Wolf pup howls resound in WA
An animated gif from the first camera

Don't forget Facebook fans and cause members, MySpace friends, and blog readers (that's you!) often get unique access to special content. So keep your eyes peeled here for more. We also have a YouTube channel. Wow; we are everywhere!

 

Erin also put together this great rundown of the latest news on wolves.

August 8, 2008: Washington is working with stakeholders, like Conservation Northwest, on a plan for welcoming wolves back. “The biggest threat to wolves once they’re on the ground is social acceptance,” Knowles said. If ranchers, farmers, and rural residents aren’t included in making plans for recovery, “people are more likely to take matters into their own hands.”

August 7, 2008: Our recording of wolf pups in the Methow hit the airwaves on KUOW's Weekday. Hear the Podcast here.

July 31, 2008: The re-emergence of wolves is no cause for hysteria, and most people who live in the Methow don't seem to be running to lock up the kids and bar the gate...

July 29, 2008: Wildlife biologists and volunteers monitoring Washington state's first wolf pack near Twisp say the parents and pups appear to be doing well....

July 29: Are wolves a danger to humans? "You're more likely to get attacked by someone's dog while you're hiking on a trail than you are to have a threatening contact with a wolf," said Derrick Knowles, outreach coordinator for Conservation Northwest.

July 24: King 5 News features the return of wolves and Conservation Northwest's Joe Scott

July 24: DNA samples confirm gray wolves are back. Six pups are part of first confirmed wolf pack in the valley in more than 70 years.

July 23: State's first purebred wolf pack since 1930s found near Twisp.

July 22: Conservation Northwest blogs on wolves, including a flipbook of images taken.

July 19: Biologists capture suspected wolves in Okanogan County, a development that could confirm the first wolf pack in Washington since the animals were eradicated decades ago.

July 16: Using howling surveys, an interagency team of biologists is hot on the trail of what is believed to be the first wolf pack in Washington state since the 1930s in western Okanogan County.

July 15: Possible return of wolves sparks planning for their presence. The echoing, spine-tingling howls of a pack in full cry shows they're coming back on their own.

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