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International Wolf Center



Located in Ely, Minnesota, the mission of the International Wolf Center is to support the survival of the wolf around the world by teaching about its life, its association with other species, and its dynamic relationships to humans.
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Address:
1396 Hwy 169
Ely , MN 55731
USA
Contact Person: Assitant Director
Phone: 218-365-4695
E-Mail: Asstdir@wolf.org
Website: http://www.wolf.org
   


Detailed Information:
Education may not translate into immediate action, but it does result in

reevaluation and change. As people gain knowledge and appreciation

of wolves and their place as predators in the ecosystem, they can

become concerned about wolf survival and recovery. Decades of

research have unveiled multitudes of facts about this species. That

research, used in public education, has motivated people to help and

to allow wolves to begin reclaiming small portions of their former

habitat.

Wolf educators are challenged to deal with complex issues:

reintroduction of the species into Yellowstone, population control in

Alaska and Canada, bounties, livestock depredation, the tragedy of a

pet wolf-dog hybrid's attack on a child. Each is more sensational,

more conducive to emotionalism, more provocative to the media than

the last.

We who want knowledge about wolves need clear, thoughtful

presentation of the facts and issues involved. That is exactly what the

International Wolf Center seeks to provide. The study of wolf survival continues to include the study of human tolerance. It is hard for people

to tolerate or to respect what they are raised to fear. The wolf problem

is a people problem. We need everyone's help to solve it.



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