Rockland Audubon Society - Special Event

 

June 5, 2009  Wolf Conservation Center

 

Rockland Audubon Society welcomed the Wolf Conservation Center of South Salem, NY and their 7-year old Arctic gray wolf, Atka, on June 5th.  The program include an awe-inspiring, up-close encounter with this important but misunderstood predator. Guests learned about the history of wolves in the United States, the importance of wolves in a healthy ecosystem, and the efforts to save these magnificent creatures for future generations.

 

Founded in 1999 the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) in South Salem, NY promotes wolf conservation by teaching about wolves, their relationship to the environment and the human role in protecting their future. The WCC accomplishes this mission through onsite and offsite education programs. These programs emphasize wolf biology, the ecological benefits of wolves and other large predators, and the current status of wolf recovery in the United States. The WCC also participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) and Recovery Plan for the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf and the red wolf. For more information about the WCC visit the website at www.nywolf.org or call (914) 763-2373.

 

 

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RAS Wolf Conservation Center Program
 Della introduces program. Photo: Alan W. Wells

 

RAS Wolf Conservation Center Program
Fielding questions kids.  Photo: Alan W. Wells

 

RAS Wolf Conservation Center Program
Setting up program.  Photo: Alan W. Wells

 

RAS Wolf Conservation Center Program
Introducing Atka.  Photo: Alan W. Wells

 

Atka, RAS Wolf Conservation Center Program
Atka passing through the crowd.  Photo: Alan W. Wells

 

Atka, RAS Wolf Conservation Center Program
Atka pausing for photos.  Photo: Alan W. Wells