Wolf Haven International Overview
Target demographics: Animal loversWildlife enthusiastsConservationists
Direct beneficiaries per year: 51 wolves
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: lead three guided sanctuary tours (following training)
Geographic areas served: Physical wolf sanctuary located in Tenino, WA. Our resident wolves are rescued from throughout the U.S.
Programs: Wildlife Handling course; Group sanctuary tours; Prairie walks; Enrichment Tour of wolf sanctuary; Educational programs; Wolf Photography Tours
Received American Sanctuary Association accreditation in 2013 (one of only two wolf sanctuaries in country to do so)
Launched Skype for Educators courses that have increased science literacy for students around the world.
Hosted training workshops at Wolf Haven and in Arizona for wildlife professionals, students, tribal members and state and federal employees.
Joined the Washington Advisory Group (WAG) which makes recommendations about the implementation of the state's wolf management plan.
Member of Washington Wolf Working Group that met for five years to negotiate a wolf recovery & management plan. Result: WA state passed its first Wolf Management Plan in November 2011.
Wolf Haven is one of only three pre-release facilities for the Mexican gray wolf in the entire U.S.
Hosted the annual Mexican gray Species Survival Plan (SSP) conference in 2012, with participants from participating facilities in Mexico and the U.S.
Five litters of Mexican gray pups have been born here.
Some of the first Mexican wolves released back into the wild (after a 70 year absence) were born at Wolf Haven International.
We transferred six of our Mexican gray wolves to Mexico to support that country's SSP program.
Rare, endangered red wolf pups have been born here.
Host annual Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization courses led by Dr. Mark Johnson. This includes hands-on labs with wolves.