The Maine Wolf Coalition was founded in 1994 to support wolf recovery in Maine through research, education and protection. Through this website we are seeking to educate the public, wildlife professionals and government officials by gathering and disseminating evidence that natural wolf recovery in the northeast is not only possible, but that it will happen if we only let the wolves survive.
In September 1994, we started the Maine Wolf Coalition at the Common Ground Fair in Windsor, Maine. We built a booth, purchased booth space and signed up our first members. Given the newness about the wolf recovery issue and the controversy it generated, we felt extremely lucky just to be able to participate. This year, we celebrated our 20th anniversary and our 21st consecutive appearance at the Common Ground Fair. Once again, our booth was very popular as we met and spoke with many folks from Maine and elsewhere about wolf recovery in the northeast. Read the rest of this entry »
For several months this past fall and winter, a large canid frequented the area around Port Blandford, Newfoundland. There is no word on whether or not officials from the government of Newfoundland and Labrador knew of the existence of this animal or whether they did anything to protect it. Wolves are legally protected in Newfoundland because there is no provision for hunting or trapping them. This is because wolves have been officially extinct in Newfoundland for nearly a century. Read the rest of this entry »
We started the Maine Wolf Coalition in September 1994 at Maine’s Common Ground Fair. We knew that Maine needed an organization to speak out on behalf of wolves and to educate the public about them. For a number of years we were membership based and very active giving presentations, attending functions, and raising monies to support our work. Over time, as people came and went, and as it became more practical to do so, we made the decision to become an internet based organization instead of a membership based organization. For several years now we have operated MWC on a shoestring with the bulk of our funds used to pay for our website. With very limited monies and resources, through our website, our wolf booth and in response to inquiries from the public and the press we have continued to educate others about wolves and to serve as a major voice in wolf recovery advocacy. Read the rest of this entry »