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Wolf Conservation Center Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Protection of Endangered Species, Wildlife Preservation & Protection, Wildlife Sanctuaries

Mission: The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC), founded in 1999 by Hélène Grimaud, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit environmental education organization located in South Salem, NY. The WCC’s mission is to promote wolf conservation by teaching about wolves, their relationship to the environment, and the human role in protecting their future. By providing science-based education programming with Ambassador wolves, we allow wolves and humans to better coexist, improve our efforts to successfully restore endangered wolves to their ancestral homes in the wild, and encourage a philosophy of respect for all living things. The WCC also participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) and Recovery Plan for two critically endangered wolf species, the Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) and the red wolf (Canis rufus). As the pre-eminent facility in the eastern United States for the captive breeding and pre-release of endangered wolf species, the WCC aims to become the National model in SSP standards and train other SSP’s to expand our mission impact and results.

Target demographics: We see a world where vibrant populations of wolves roam wild landscapes across the continent; where no species of wolf cowers on the edge of extinction; and where every child learns of, and respects, these essential creatures.

Geographic areas served: The WCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit environmental education organization committed to conserving wolf populations in North America.

Programs: Through wolves the WCC teaches the broader message of conservation, ecological balance, and personal responsibility for improved human stewardship of our World. IN addition to offering science-based education programming to children and adults alike, the WCC participates in the federal Species Survival Plans (SSP) for the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf and red wolf and mobilize support for these misunderstood and at-risk predators.

Community Stories

129 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very educational with a great teaching staff. Has good programs for young and adults.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer during many public programs i have the opportunity to witness first hand the wonder and meaningful connection people have with wolves. Rarely does one have an opportunity to see wolves up close and personal in the wild, but at WCC it's a memorable experience. Meeting the Ambassador wolves and watching their interactions brings joy and amazement to everyone, young and old.

Wolves are a keystones species, and in protecting our environment and public lands you cannot separate the critical part wolves take in maintaining healthy balance in the wid.

Visitors leave the center with a new knowledge and understanding of the science behind conservation programs, maintaining criticall protections of the species and environment and the importance of conserving the natural world for future generations.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) in South Salem, NY is an amazing place - like no other. Coming in for a public program was so informative and enjoyable. My family learned so much in regard to wolves and their plight as well as what the WCC does to promote awareness and work towards conservation of these majestic creatures. It is a day attendees will never forget, as you not only are educated but you get to actually see wolves. This is something you certainly cannot do anywhere else in my Westchester County, NY area. After the wonderful experience I had when attending the public program, I began volunteering for the WCC. I feel like I am in a "very special" place each and every time I visit. The staff are all amazing people who are a pleasure to be around. Their dedication to the WCC's mission and cause are second to none. Seeing and hearing the wolves is such a rewarding and fulfilling experience. I consider myself very luck to have found my way to the WCC, and I recommend a visit - or virtual visit during this COVID 19 pandemic - to anyone interested in learning about a creature who is invaluable to our world and to the ecosystem. They will come away with an experience and memory that you cannot find anywhere else.

-Susan Desio

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I applaud the Wolf Conservation Center. This organization provides invaluable efforts towards conservation and education. Their staff and volunteers are made up of very special people, who passionately care about the wolves as well as their essential place in our environment. THANK YOU WCC for all that you do and stand for.

-Susan D.

Marianne B.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Excellent outreach and education programs. Staff and volunteers are well informed and friendly. Virtual programs allow people from all over the world to participate in fundraising and outreach and education programs. The recent fundraiser, “Run like a Wolf,” reached 1,271 participants in 13 countries and raised over 70k!

marlbauer

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first visited the Wolf Conservation Center about 9 years ago, or as i like to count, I met Zypher and Alawa when there were 7 months old. I was hooked. I learned so much about whay i never knew about wolves.
2years later i was accepted as a volunteer. I continue to be a volunteer and love every moment of it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My review of the Wolf Conservation Center is stars above 5. I live in New Jersey ,my first trip to WWC was Zephyr & Alawa were 7 months old, and meeting a true celebrity ATKA!! Almost 5 yrs ago I was accepted as a volunteer!!! Everytime I attend I learn something new. Everything the WWC does makes me so proud to be apart of saving and education people about wolves. I love volunteer cleanup days, wolf checks . All of the programs are exceptional.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Wolf Conservation Center offers children and families comprehensive and highly accessible education on wolves, their importance to the ecosystems, their habits and behaviors.

This was critical to my students when I taught third grade in the South Bronx. Each year over my teaching career my students researched and wrote non-fiction reports on wolves. Then we would visit the Ambassador wolves at the Wolf Conservation Center. This visit provided my students and their parents the opportunity to observe the wolves' behaviors, interactions and their physical attributes, which they had studied and written about.

This was an exceptional experience for many of my students and their families. Our visit engaged students' engagement and sparked their interest in Science and in the world around them.

Since I have retired I have been fortunate to volunteer often with the WCC and have witnessed the excitement of families and groups who attend our programs. This work makes a huge difference in people's understanding of wolves, their importance to maintaining a healthy balance in the environments where wolves live. The Wolf Conservation Center plays a critical role in education and advocacy on behalf of wolves and their survival.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York offers an extraordinary and educational experience for children and adults to better understand the importance of wolves and their habitat. The staff is passionate, knowledgeable, and committed. Through a wide variety of events, children and adults walk away with a deeper understanding of the importance in environmental conservation, the role we play in it, and ways in which we can champion its founding principles. The directos, curators, and educators at WCC strive to engage and enrich the experience of each guest, a must-visit!

Lisa_loveswolves0666

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have supported WCC for many years and have visited them as well a few times for Sleeping With the Wolves, they are worth the drive from Canada.
The love and care they give to each and every wolf is heart warming. It takes a lot of time and energy to ensure each and every wolf is tended to daily.
If you visit there not knowing anything about wolves, you will by the time you leave. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, they do an exceptional job educating both young and old during a class on how important wolves are to our ecosystem.
Once the class is done you get to experience meeting and howling with their Ambassador wolves Zephyr, Nikai and Alawa! Each time I have visited WCC I never want to leave, they always make your trip a memorable one.
If you can't make the trip there, you can watch the wolves via the many webcams they have set up.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have not only enjoyed watching the wolves via the Webcam, I have visited WCC 3 times!
Each time I have visited for the Sleeping with the Wolves program I never want to leave. The staff are always welcoming and ensure your time there is a pleasant one, you leave more educated on the wolves and their importance to our ecosystem. Getting to see the wolves up close is an experience I love each time I go. Being an advocate for the wolves, I am happy there is a place such as WCC who fight for their protection. Look forward to my next visit in 2020, it's worth the drive from Canada!

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Barbara Luthin M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering here for about 14 years and love it. The dedication and concern shown for the wolves (and all animals) is inspiring. Adults and children alike are given the unique experience of not only learning about wolves and their role in nature, but also the opportunity to actually see wolves and hear them howl...an unforgettable event!

Joseph D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great information and great exposure to wolves. Very well run.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A hidden jewel in South Salem. Visitors can get a comprehensive overview of wolves, their lives, their social structure, their habitats, the myths and legends surrounding them and the problems facing their return. Visitors are then treated to a visit with the ambassador pack any a chance to see the rare and elusive Mexican and Red wolves. Questions are answered by the staff and the program is suitable for a family outing.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have seen up close just how much important work this organization does—not just for the critically endangered animals in its care (some of whom come from species that would be extinct if not for efforts like the WCC’s), but also for the education of the human community. The parade of school kids and multigenerational, multiethnic visitors who attend programs at the WCC facility and online come away with a new understanding of wolves and the critical place they occupy in their larger ecosystems. By sparking this appreciation among visitors (both in person and virtually), the WCC helps to spread the gospel of conservation and ecological sustainability around the state, country, and globe.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Professional staff, always looking to put the care of the wolves at the fore front of all they do. They are dedicated to their mission and are an integral part of the local community

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Wolf Conservatory is an amazing place. The people who care for the wolves are passionate about their work. Even though Covid has stopped their normal programs, they have found ways to reach the public, especially children, with scavenger hunts and other unique ways.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Visited there as a guest so many years ago, and I have never been disappointed. They staff are amazing people, and they all care so much about the wolves. The wolf center also does great work with the Species Survival Plan Program. Along with webcams that allow people from all over to watch the wolves. Highly recommended!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A sincere, knowledgable worthy organization. Not only does the Center care for wolf population, they put in significant time in education, and to all ages. A great facility.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Even in quarantine, they've taught thousands of students digitally for free!

Karin Y.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm on the west coast and I've been fortunate enough to have visited the Wolf Conservation Center twice so far. The staff are really friendly, knowledgeable and gracious in their hosting. I highly recommend WCC for those interested in learning about wolves and gaining an understanding of how they belong in the ecosystem. Nothing beats hearing them howl and looking you in the eyes and feeling a sense of peace in those moments.

Connie69

Donor

Rating: 5

The Wolf Conservation Center is my happy place. I have been a donor and active wolf watcher on webcams for the past 5 years, the wolves are very elusive and when I get a chance to see them on the webcams, I am in awe, I've been to their Sleeping with Wolves in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Last year due to knee surgery I wasn't able to go. I am sad that this year we didn't end up going either.

The staff and volunteers are friendly and knowledgeable with great sense of humors since the wolves don't exactly do what you expect them to. The Wolf Conservation Center advocates for the critically endangered Mexican Gray Wolves and Red Wolves. Through the Species Survival Program they are aiding in the recovery of these magnificent wolves. I am hoping to visit again in the future and can't wait to see the Ambassador wolves Alawa, Zephyr and my sweetie, Nikai.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been to the the Wolf Conservation Center twice so far and had a blast both times. A friend and I are planning another trip in August 2018 for the Sleeping With Wolves program which we started making plans for as soon as WCC posted the dates for the program. We are going for two nights again just like we did last year.

The Ambassador wolves are such beauties and it takes my breath away just to be near them (with a fence separating us of course because let's face it they are still wolves ...lol). It is so peaceful there, you can just sit in front of the Ambassador wolves enclosures and watch them romp around or just lay down and take a nap. It's a honor to be able to spend time with them and just be.

WCC is an awesome non-for-profit organization that offers spectacular programs for children of all ages as well as adults. WCC are participants of the SSP Wolf Captive Breeding program which aims to increase the numbers of Red Wolves and Mexican Gray wolves and hopefully release them out into the wild where one day they'll be able to live wild and free. This year there were 10 Red Wolf pups and 12 Mexican Gray Wolf pups born at the WCC and it is such a joy to watch the pups play on WCC's webcams.

The staff and volunteers are super friendly, very knowledgeable and no question is left unanswered.

I am so looking forward to our trip and spending time with the Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Zephyr and my sweetie, Nikai!

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1 Lynn103

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been watching and supporting WCC for about 5 years now.Because of thier breeding program and education the wolves will keep from becoming extinct.,especially the Red Wolf program.I am so thankful for thier dedication.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following Wolf Conservation Center for 4 years now.Thier dedication and education is crucial to saving the Wolves.Without thier breeding program many gene pools would be lost.They are vital to saving wolves and teaching.Thank you WCC!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I Made an « Adoption » for my niece and she was so happy to receive the plushie Alawa. She’s only 7 but really aware with the animal protection. She like to look at the cam with her mum & dad and ask to go for camp with the wolf. She’s very happy with this and she find a lot of information that she shares with her friends at school. She loves wolf. The wolf conservation center does a great job to protect and raise awareness about endangered species.

Kaela H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's amazing in its conservation and education efforts with lovely, heartfelt stories of the residents. By far, a remarkable place for wolf lovers!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Wolf Conservation Center is a fantastic resource for children and adults to learn about wolves and their relationship to the environment. Beyond their incredible educational programming, the WCC is also a leading facility in the breeding and pre-release care of endangered wolves.
The employees at the WCC are incredibly passionate about their work and they make every visit an amazing experience. I highly recommend the WCC to anyone interested in learning more about wolves and wildlife!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Wolf Conservation Center is an excellent organization at the crossroads of education and active species preservation. A dedicated team of educators offers a variety of programs for all ages to learn about wolves and the importance of environmental stewardship as a whole. The Center is also a key player in the federal species recovery programs for two critically endangered species and houses 47 critically endangered wolves as part of this effort. The WCC is the gold standard for wolf conservation and far exceeds the expectations of its guests, donors, and friends.
To have a gem like this right in Westchester County gives New York City folks a chance to return to the wild and members of the community a fun and safe environment to learn and become better advocates.
I highly recommend a visit to the Wolf Conservation Center - you won't regret it!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) is a standout among conservation organizations in the United States and worldwide The WCC provides engaging and informative onsite education programs for individuals and school groups alongside the center's three ambassador wolves. Free scientific webinar series with prominent scientists and conservationists are regularly provided. The local wildlife / community outreach program aims to increase awareness and provide educational tools to promote coexistence with local wildlife such as coyotes and bobcats via offsite programs to engage and connect with the local community.

The WCC is a fierce advocate for the protection and preservation of wolves and is part of the critically endangered recovery programs for the red wolf and the Mexican gray wolf. As part of this captive breeding program they are custodians for 47 of these endangered wolves, many of which you can see via their live webcams.

I encourage anyone to sign up for a program to learn more about wolves and the Wolf Conservation Center.

1 Tizi R.

Donor

Rating: 5

My name is tiziana.I am an italian doctor.I came by chance on a pic from wcc 6 years ago...this was the beginning of an eternal love for wolves.I became Cams addicted...I spent nights waiting for pups to be born..I bought every book in the world about wolves.now I red most of the books..I tell my little patients about wolves.I speak for wolves everytime they need to be defended...all over the world wolves...I thint about "my" wcc wolves everyday...I keep an eye to assure they are fine...as I live very far away the only thing I can do for them is giving a little money to help,buying wcc calendars and t-shirts and hoodies for me and my friends.this make me happy and PROUD! Join wcc ...we are a family:...for me it all started with my love Sir Moose.

1 Mary V.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This place is awesome. I went twice to Sleeping with Wolves and plan on more visits and I travel from CA. You learn a lot about wolves. Wonderful staff and volunteers and I feel like I’m in another world when I’m there. The web cams are great too . Great for kids and adults. Great gift shop. The place is huge. Before you enter the gates, you can tell it’s special.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) is a gem of the conservation world. The WCC fills a unique niche by not only providing education programs to those who are interested in learning more about wolves, but also participates in captive breeding programs for two critically endangered types of wolf, the red wolf and the Mexican gray wolf. As of 2019, the WCC is currently housing one of the largest populations of red wolves in the entire world.
In addition to those important roles, the WCC is also doing a fantastic job of providing outreach to the surrounding communities about the local wildlife including coyotes and bobcats as well as constantly adding their growing list of free webinars available for anyone to learn more.
I think the fact that activists from other countries are reaching out to the WCC to help bring attention to what is happening to wolves in their countries also goes to speak volumes about the impact the WCC is having across the world. The Wolf Conservation Center is certainly leaving a positive impact across the planet.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Wolf Conservation Center is an amazing example of wildlife conservation organization. The WCC's staff, volunteers, and supporters are truly passionate about protecting wolves through educating the public about their importance and plight. Thousands of visitors attend their top-notch education programs each year and leave inspired to do their part to promote wolf recovery across North America. The WCC also plays a crucial role in the conservation of two critically endangered species: red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Through their participation in Species Survival Plans for each animal, the WCC houses and cares for these elusive wolves and will one day (hopefully soon) release them to their rightful homes on the wild landscape.

I have been a supporter of the WCC for over five years and will continue to donate because I know that with the help of people like me, and millions of people around the world who support the WCC, wolves will one day be honored, respected, and recovered. Thank you to the WCC for their relentless pursuit of a better world for all wolves!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Wolf Conservation Center is a wonderful destination to learn about wolves and about our roles as stewards of the environment. The education programs are science-driven, with heavy emphasis on the connectivity of the natural world and the vital role wolves play within it. The WCC spearheads numerous take-action campaigns each year, inviting supporters to stand up and advocate for wolves. The educational philosophy at the wolf center is to be transparent, accessible, and informative both online and in educational programs - free webinars are available online for all, on-site program fees are kept under $15, and accommodations are made for individuals from all walks of life. It is a truly wonderful organization dedicated to serving the community, and above all else, saving wolves.

1 Baxter M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have interned at the Wolf Conservation Center for the past month and my time here has been nothing but spectacular. The center cares deeply about their wolves and about the species in general. The staff members are all wonderful and want the best for everyone, wolves and people. I will definitely continue to volunteer here after my internship ends, and will greatly miss coming here every day.

1 Isabella R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm currently a college intern at WCC and I love it. I work with kids a lot, but I have also had the chance to participate in pup checks along with other captures and health checks. The staff here is very friendly and helpful. I can definitely tell that everyone has a deep love for the wolves, other animals, and the environment in general. I know for a fact that this is definitely a safe place. Not just for the wolves, but for everyone else too.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Wolf Conservation Center is a wonderful place. It is beautifully organized, the staff is warm, ready to interact, and talented, and what they do there is extremely important: they educate the public about wolves and they raise wolves that can later be reintroduced into the wild. I can’t think of anything more important at this time in the history of the world than saving other species, which is tantamount to saving ourselves.

The programs at the center are very well thought out and executed. And of course the wolves delight and fascinate everyone.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is a wonderful experience to help out such dedicated staff for an extremely important cause-reintroducing critically endangered wolves back into their rightful place in the wild! I have learned so much, not only about wolves, but the balance of a healthy ecosystem, the importance of teamwork, and how far simple acts of kindness can go. Yaaayyy wolves!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Wolf Conservation Center has been doing such important work to help save endangered wolf species. However, they do not stop there and work hard on educating the public about all the important environmental issues, the endangered species act and so much more.
They are one of the most hard-working group of people and are passionate about the work that they are doing. Just take a look at the how many Facebook followers they have - well over 3.5 Million - yes Million. I am a huge supporter sharing their FB posts with my network and spreading the word about the great work that they are doing. The Ambassador Wolves of the WCC are amazing tributes to their species. They help show the public the intelligence of the species and so much about wolf behavior. I am an ardent supporter and have been for many years. Please support the Wolf Conservation Center, So Salem, NY www.nywolf.org

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working for the Wolf Conservation Center has been a life-changing experience for me. As an important environmental organization helping to protect the keystone species of many eco-systems, the wolf, I have learned the importance of wolves in the wild. The Wolf Conservation Center also offers programs that involve educators about other species and environmental issues. Just recently I attended a "Birds of Prey" program that enlightened me about different owls, hawks and ravens and their importance in their eco-systems. The WCC has opened my mind to many endangered species issues and environmental issues. It is a wonderful place to bring children to experience seeing wolves first hand. I am always amazed at the fantastic questions the youngest of children ask. You can find out about the WCC programs online at the website: www.nywolf.org. I highly recommend a visit and volunteer involvement that will enrich your life. Trips to Yellowstone National Park are offered by the WCC. The one I went on was life-changing and I am hoping to go again. Wolf cams via the website also give you a glimpse of wolf activity on site. The WCC is an amazing place and managed and run by an amazing group of people. JOIN US FOR A PROGRAM!!!

1 Scott-Robert S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The most fun to be had in Westchester County, NY. When I first visited in 2013, I was amazed. I expected to have to look off into the woods to see wolves. I never expected that there were socialized wolves that walk right up to the fence to look at you (but don't offer them any fingers because while socialized, they aren't tame!). Both the staff and volunteers are highly knowledgeable on the lives of wolves, their habits, and especially why they are endangered.

I immediately became a volunteer. I'm unable to volunteer as often as I like these days, but I donate every month. This is a very worthwhile organization to donate to.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing organization and mission! Having been with this organization since the beginning, it's come a long way and proud to have been part of it.

1 LovesAtka

Donor

Rating: 5

The first time I went to see the WCC was in April 2015. I was so excited when my husband and I went for our first visit. I could not sit still...I wanted to see the wolves! I took my walking stick with me so I could walk up to where the Abassadors were. It was a wonderful day. My husband kept saying "there he is...over there" When I saw Atka, the magnificent wolf, I teared up. He was the one who I had to see. I called him and he came. I was astonished when he came down to the fence to see me. He is special and I hold him in my heart.
The care and love the employees and volunteers give the wolves is amazing. They work very hard throughout the day. The Wolf Conservation Center Inc. has a purpose: it gives everyone knowledge and to make sure that more people learn how important wolves are.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Since the Spring of 2015, my husband and I have been to the Wolf Conservation Center, Inc. three times together, and two more times I was there alone. If I could, I would work there. This organization is so caring, not only for the wolves at their location, but, for people who come to see the wolves to understand them. The staff is so knowledgeable: they are all outstanding when it comes to lecturing, whether it is for adults, or, children. Their annual calendar is packed with activities that can help everyone understand and enjoy the lives of the wolves. I can only say that WCC is wonderful in every way.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

During the month of November, 10 year old Bria raised funds through her art for the Wolf Conservation Center. She sold original paintings, prints and notecards in hopes of putting a face to the girm reality that the Mexican grey wolves and red wolves face. Both species are critically endangered with less than 70 of them left in the wild. Bria collected her funds all funds all month with plans to donate on #GivingTuesday because her dobation would be matched. When the 29tj of November rolled around she donated $1,740.00 to the Wolf Conservation Center in New York. In her own words,...Wolves are important to the ecosystem and can change the movement of water with their howl. They live in packs and have families just like us. There are less then 100 red wolves and Mexican gray wolves combined! Wolves are beautiful animals with feelings just like us. How could people love there dogs and not like wolves; there almost the exact same. Thank you for all of your support that has helped me donate $ 1,740 to the Wolf Conservation Center "The wolf is nether man's competitor nor his enemy. He is a fellow creature with whom the earth must be shared." L. David Mech

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2 djerseylvt

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Once again our visit to the Wolf Conservation Center exceeded our expectations. The caring staff and volunteers made our visit spectacular. I love WCC because I believe in their mission to "teach people about wolves, their relationship to the environment and the human role in protecting their future." Only through education will people begin to realize that wolves are an essential part to any healthy ecosystem. No question was a silly question for our program leaders. They made everyone feel welcomed! Beyond the education aspect, WCC is just beyond beautiful. It is my peaceful place in this crazy world...and I travel from 5 hours away. If you haven't visited, please make time to go. You will not be disappointed. In fact, we are planning our next trip.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Wolf Conservation Center is an amazing place. My family has had the privilege of visiting multiple times and are visiting again in October. Each visit we learn something new about these misunderstood animals. We live 5 hours away in Virginia and look forward to our visit each trip.
WCC has four ambassador wolves that teach visitors about their wild kin and they do an amazing job! The programs are family friendly, engaging and fun! WCC staff and volunteers are fantastic. Each staff member I have meet has been more than accommodating during our visit. They are knowledgeable and they really care that visitors learn the importance of the wolf to our ecosystem.
In addition to the center's ambassador wolves, WCC is part of the species survival program and significantly contributes to maintaining the genetic integrity of critically endangered wolves-Mexican gray wolves and Red Wolves. WCC conservation efforts are unsurpassed and I respect the work that they do on the wolf's behalf.
The WCC works tirelessly to dispel the myth of the big bad wolf. Please take the time to visit, learn and fall in love with wolves. WCC's core value is "its belief that education can be a positive catalyst for change!"

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1 Sherry A.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love being so close to the wolves! I have been here twice now and have a remarkable experience every time! Love wolves? Want to know more about them? Then this is definitely the place for you!

1 JiunMay L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

WCC does a perfect job to protect wolves. Awesome

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I learn a lot from WCC website, very educational institution . People, we need WCC not only for our future generations also for everyone in the world to learn about wolves and how a wolf pack family member take care and react to other family members. Then , we human can learn that these precious creatures are also have souls and feelings like us.
And also how important they are to our environmental .
WCC is a very important and great website and institution.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The WCC is a great organization which provides excellent care to some of the most endangered wolves that we have in our country. They also have educational programs for the public on how important these beautiful animals are to all of us. With their live cams of the wolves we as the public get to see the dynamics of the wolves family life and how essential they are to our environment. The WCC is open to the public where you visit and get to meet some of the ambassador wolves they have and listen to the amazing music the wolves sing. The people and volunteers that work there are some of the most dedicated people who truly understand how important it is for all of us to protect, defend, love, and appreciate all of our beautiful wildlife. They are the voice for the voiceless.

2 Cathy108

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Yes there are wolves in New York! The Wolf Conservation Center is in a league of there own and should be a model for others to follow.

I have visited 3 times and can't wait to back. There are many programs you can attend that are great learning tools for any age. My favorite is sleeping with wolves.

The staff and director are very knowledgeable and personable.

The grounds are beautiful and the wolves are taken care of by an attentive and loving staff.

I'm from Tx and yes I traveled to see a very special Wolf named "Atka" celebtrate his 15th Birthday.

WCC is an amazing place to visit and learn that wolves are Essential.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have visited WCC and love it! The grounds are beautiful and the staff are helpful and knowledgeable. You are able to meet the beautiful ambassador wolves, and it's a moment you will not forget. They have an outstanding website full off information and resources to quide you in the lives of wolves and advocacy. The live cams are fun and educational. I plan on visiting again in the fall and can't wait! Once you visit, this place will always have a special place in your heart.

1 Sylvia16

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The effort WWC staff and volunteers put into wolf conservation is outstanding. This combined with a wide knowledge base of wolf conservation should place the entire centre in line for recognition.
It's a tough world when people with the power to instruct conservation don't do so and without centres such as WCC, wolves would run the risk of becoming extinct.
I have nothing but admiration for these people.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

WCC is an outstanding conservation centre whose care and careful breeding plans are are of the highest merit.
The centre also has a large number of dedicated followers who interact with each other, all of whom are wolf lovers and wish to protect the species,

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been following the Wolf Conservation Center since winter of 2014 and was fortunate enough to enjoy "Sleeping With the Wolves" October 2015! WCC was both attentive and informative during my stay, and my friends from all parts of the country were treated like wolf royalty too. My continued support of their environmental conservation goals remains, and I look forward to my next trip up to New York. ~VV

#IstandForWolves #WorthFightingFor #RewildYourHeart #StopExtinction

1 Janet27

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is doing a wonderful job in the help of restoring wolf populations.

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Donor

Rating: 5

What an exceptional place!! The staff are extremely helpful, informative, and enthusiastic about their mission to save wolves from extinction. The wolves are pretty awesome, too!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The staff at the Wolf Conservation Center are all so passionate and knowledgeable and always go above and beyond to make sure your visit is exceptional.

3 Kim_214

Donor

Rating: 5

WCC is a wonderful advocate and lifeline to critically endangered wolves - namely the red wolf and Mexican gray wolf. WCC is a member of the Species Survival Plan and has literally saved these species from going extinct. The wolves are in large enclosures and live as packs, as they would in the wild. WCC also has ambassador wolves (some pictured below) to help open minds and hearts. WCC encourages living peacefully with those we share the land with, and following the science that shows wolves are not a threat to mankind, but an important predator that keeps balance in the environment. I feel my donations to WCC are worth every penny! They truly care about the future of wolves and keep their members informed through daily blogs, websites, and even have webcams available to the general public to view these endangered wolves in their habitats. I look forward to visiting WCC later this year!

3 Pia W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If it wasn't for WCC I wouldn't have know as much about wolves as I do now, been a viewer on their web-cams for way over a year and been following the good things (pups) and the sad things (loosing a member of the wolf family) Thank you for all the hard work you do, to keep these precious and endagered animals a part of nature ;) and for educating the public .

3 Elaine55

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

To be able to be apart of wcc even though I am million miles away , the love and support they constantly give to all the endangered wolves in their care is outstanding and to always keep us well informed on those beautiful wolves is totally amazing. The ups and downs we go through with them like family.

2 Sharon178

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found the Wolf Conservation Center about a year ago when the Red pups were born. I have learned so much about the wolves from watching the cams. I want to thank the WCC for everything they are doing for the endangered wolves. Thank you for all you do WCC! Keep up the good work!

1 Kgayle

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wolves have long been very special. I was referred to this particular site by a friend who knew how interested I am and how much I love these animals. I did not realize how little I really knew about these awesome wolves. This site has information on anything you could possibly want to know or answers to any question you might have regarding these magnificent creatures. All of these things are a wonderful resource but to be able to watch as babies are born, grow and sometimes die is invaluable. To be able to see how they live "when no one is watching" is an experience beyond anything I have ever experienced. I have been blessed to be awestruck at the birth of a litter of Reds and to be broken hearted when one of the litter passed away. We all learned so much from "Mama Grey" - her life, her struggles, her relationship with her "children" and the unbelievable pain when she passed away. A learning site - ABSOLUTELY A place to share with people who are like minded and working together to keep these endangered species alive - ABSOLUTELY There is no better to be found - anywhere.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The WCC was recommended to me by a friend that knew of my interest in these wonderful animals. I had no idea what I was going to find. It has been one of the most gratifying and educational experience I've ever had. The human pack here is something so special, you have to experience it. The administrative staff, volunteer, and wolf addicts(as we call ourselves) are a unique group. I have learned so much in the few months that I have been affiliated. I have never known people that were so dedicated to the protection and revitalization of these special creatures. With people like this how can we help but win this battle we are in to save these beautiful wolves.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found the Wolf Conservation Center about a year and a half ago. I was totally in awe of the beautiful wolves I could observe live on all their webcams. I was greatly surprised last year when the Red wolves had a litter of pups. Being able to watch and learn about wolf family life was amazing. Those little ones just captured my heart. All the wolves at WCC are fascinating to watch. Watching these wolves and how the WCC cares for them is truly wonderful. Will continue to watch, learn and always enjoy the Wolf Conservation Center.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Having been involved in wolf conservation for 25 years, I came across the WCC last year and through their web cams I have learned a great deal more about the wolf. The staff and volunteers do a tremendous amount of work and their dedication is second to none. The WCC help people to understand wolves and wolf society and their importance to our ecosystem, this possibly resulting in wolf reintroduction to areas where they may that previously been eradicated.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The WCC is amazing! They have webcams of several wolves which I started watching about a year ago. The staff of WCC are very helpful with providing information about the wolves. Most importantly, they make it easy to participate in ways to try to protect the wolves.

3 Sherry59

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I follow lots of conservation groups. The WCC is clearly at the top of my favorite list. The center is ran by a great group of people who genuinely care about the well-being of these beautiful wolves. They pour their heart and soul into conservation, education and trying to save them all from becoming extinct. If I could rate them 10 Stars I certainly would!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I stumbled upon the WCC a few months ago and every day I become more and more impressed with the work they do. They're ability to educate others on the necessity of our wolves is of highest regard. The fact that they have web cams is a bonus! There are so many species of wolves that are becoming endangered that its alarming! WCC is protecting them from extinction. The center houses a variety of species and is growing at an alarming rate. They always interact with their web cam community with essential news regarding the wolves and it is heartwarming that they have such a passion for saving them. WCC, I cannot thank you enough for all that you do! I will continue to support the cause for the rest of my life!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I learned about this center from a colleague who takes school children on various educational outings.

My kids and I had a wonderful time learning about wolves. They provided us with an experience of being so close to such rare and beautiful wild animals. My kids particularly enjoyed seeing and hearing the wolves howl. Our guide, Joe, was excellent.

Definitely worth the trip. Don't forget that you need to make a reservation through their website.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am very careful regarding what charities and non profit organizations I support. I have been a supporter of the Wolf Conservation Center for two years. This center is invaluable in what they are doing to prevent the extinction of these beautiful animals. Housing and breeding wolves is only a part of what they do. They are great educators that run programs for children and adults. They dispell the myths about wolves and teach how they are such loyal and loving family units. They teach how vital they are to the ecosystem. They have a tireless and dedicated staff that I admire greatly. WCC has the best facility and live cams I have seen. I feel privileged to be able to watch these amazing wolves. My hope is that one day ....... they can all run free.

8 Linda372

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have always been deeply touched by the howl of the wolf and I somehow stumbled upon WCC last January and immediately fell in love with the wolves via live webcams. It is amazing to watch them in their day to day lives doing what wolves do. I have learned a tremendous amount about wolves and learned about their plight in today's world. I even witnessed the birth of several Red wolves via webcam and have met new wolf "addicts "all over the world via webcam blogs. My life has been so enriched by WCC and I am eternally grateful to them for the education and outstanding care they give these wolves. The ambassador wolves are pure joy to watch and teach the public there is no such thing as the big bad wolf! The enclosures are beautiful and well maintained and the wolves are happy and healthy. The staff is loving and provide top notch care. I have them to thank for their excellent service to the wolves and future wolf addicts!

8 VVinAR

Donor

Rating: 5

Although I have felt a connection to wolves for many years, it wasn't until I discovered WCC via facebook, then their online site and webcams that I truly began learning. It is an ongoing process, and because of their dedication to education, a joy! They are an outstanding facility with a passionate staff and volunteers that are fair and balanced, courageous and compassionate, and eager to address any concerns/questions I may have. That type of personal interaction is both rare, and a blessing.

Because of WCC, a great group of caring people formed WATA, (Wolf Addicts Taking Action). We advocate by letter-writing, phoning TPTB, (the powers that be), signing petitions, donating funds, visiting the center, shopping at their site, and whatever else needs to be done. Ensuring others are aware of the wolves' plight and importance to our ecosystem is essential, and I could not be prouder to support WCC.

Five soulful haunting and happy howls to WCC for going above and beyond for *their* love of wolves.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have become addicted to WCC and their wonderful staff, volunteers and all the wolf lovers! I can't imagine a better place and a more dedicated nonprofit organization for the wonderful wolves they care for at WCC. I am honored to be able to see the wolves live via cam. I love all the educational activities they have for kids and all ages. I have learned more about wolves this past year from WCC and I can't imagine a better place to continue learning. Thank you WCC for sharing this wonderful experience to the world!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What an awesome organization! Not only does WCC breed endangered red wolves and Mexican wolves to be reintroduced in the wild, but through their "ambassador wolves" and educational programs they teach people about the wolf's importance to our ecosystem. I recently attended the on-site "Wolves of North America" program with my family; I was so impressed with the educator (Joe), his knowledge, and his genuine love for wolves. I highly recommend visiting WCC and donating to the great work they do for this key predator and guardian of our ecosystem's health and future.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic place! Fantastic people who are very knowledgeable! Fantastic cause! Thank you for an amazing time! The smile on my sons' faces were priceless. We will be back. I highly recommend others to visit if they love wolves the way we do!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Center provides essential education with regards to Ecology and the wolf's role within a natural ecosystem. The educational experience is excellent even leading up to seeing the Ambassador wolves and even participating with their howls.