The Maine Wolf Coalition, Inc.

Canadian Wildlife Biologist Sophie Czetwertynski holding radio-collared wolf pups in Quebec’s Laurentide Reserve.   The Reserve may serve as a source population for wolves in the northeast U.S. if they are allowed to survive and disperse.
In August 1993 a bear hunter from Pennsylvania shot and killed a young female wolf as she came in to feed on bear bait in the north Maine woods.  The killing of this animal demonstrated the very real possibility that wolves are attempting to recolonize the northeast U.S. after an apparent absence of nearly a century. 

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.

Photo Left: Canadian Wildlife Biologist Sophie Czetwertynski holding radio-collared wolf pups in Quebec’s Laurentide Reserve. The Reserve may serve as a source population for wolves in the northeast U.S. if they are allowed to survive and disperse.

 

MWC Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary!

Maine Wolf Coalition Booth

Maine Wolf Coalition Booth at the Common Ground Fair

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 »

Third Likely Wolf Shot in Newfoundland

Port Blandford Wolf 2014

Port Blandford Wolf 2014

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 »

Transitions

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 »