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The Wolf Today

 

Although strides are being made in wolf education and recovery, many people have not learned the truth about wolves. Many people cannot get past the fears and misconceptions that have been passed on from generations before. 

 

Wolves are a vital part of our ecosystem that we cannot afford to reduce to a 'species behind bars'. If we humans are to flourish in this life, we must realize that truly what we do to the earth - and all of its elements and inhabitants - we do to ourselves. If we wish to thrive, we must see to it that all life is given the opportunity to do the same.

 

Because wolves were nearly eliminated from the lower 48 states, they were listed as Endangered under the Endangered Species Act in 1973. Today, populations of wolves remain fairly stable throughout Canada and Alaska. Smaller populations exist in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  Some natural wolf re-colonization has occurred in Northern Montana where it is believed that these wolves have dispersed from Canada. Reintroduction has been considered successful in Idaho and Yellowstone National Park.

 

 

Today wolves are endangered species wherever they live, except perhaps in Alaska and the Canadian Arctic and sub-arctic, where they appear to flourish in the midst of the herds of hundreds of thousands of caribou. Attempts are being made to reintroduce wolves to their former territory to serve as natural predators for deer, elk, and other hoofed animals with burgeoning populations.

 

Two biologists spent months observing a pack of wolves on Ellesmere Island in Canada's Northwest Territories, and each wrote a book about his observations and experiences. Several older books celebrate the relationship between man and wolves, including Wolves and Men, by Barry Lo and The Wolf, A Species in Danger by Erik Zimen. 

 

 

You think you own what ever land you land on... The earth is just a dead thing you can claim... But I know every rock and tree and creature... Has a life, has a spirit, has a name... You think the only people who are people... Are the people who look and think like you... But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger... You'll learn things that you never knew... you never knew... Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon.... Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned ?.... Can you sing with all the voices of the mountain ?... Can you paint with all the colors of the wind ?.... Can you paint with all the colors of the wind ?... Come run the hidden pine tralls of the forest... Come taste the sun-sweet berries of the earth.... Come roll in all the riches all around you.... And for once never wonder what they're worth.... The rainstorm and the river are my brothers... The heron and the other are my friends.... And we all connected to each other... In a circle, in a hoop that never ends... Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon.... Or let the eagle tell you where he's been ?... Can you sing with all the voices of the mountain ?... Can you paint with all the colors of the wind ?... Can you paint with all the colors of the wind ?.... How high does a Sycamore grow ?... If you cut it down then you will never know... And you'll never hear  the wolf cry to the blue corn moon... For whether we are white or copper skinned.... We need to sing with all the voices of the mountain... We need to paint with all the colors of the wind... You can own the earth and still.... All you own is earth until... You can paint with all the colors of the wind.

 

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Introduction

[ What is A Wolf ? ] [ Myth And Legend of The Wolf ] [ Physiology of The Wolf ] [ Communication And Behavior of The Wolf

[ Family and Social Structure of The Wolf ] [ Hunting And Selection of Prey ] [ The Wolf Today ]

Poems

[ The Lone She-Wolf ] [ Fight of The Midnight Wolf ] [ The Spirit of The Wolf ] [ The Spirituality of Silent Wolf

[ The Lady of The Wolves ] [ The Wolf ]

Miscellaneous

[ Did You Know ? ] [ The Language of Wolves ] [ Wolves - Worldwide ] [ Questions And Answers About Wolves

Guest Book

[ Special Dedication ] [ Sign My Guest Book / Feedback ] [ View My Guest Book ] [ e-mail Me ]

 

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Revised: August 13, 1999

 

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