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Further educational Resources about wolves


Bob Landis Wildlife Films

Bob Landis is an incredible wildlife filmmaker and his documentaries are unparalleled.  His amazing documentaries on wolves include "She Wolf", "The Rise of Black Wolf", and "In the Valley of the Wolves". He is currently working on projects that focus on wolves, coyotes, lynx and otters.

California Wolf Center

California Wolf Center is an 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to increasing public awareness and understanding of the importance of wolves and all wildlife. In addition to participating in conservation programs, California Wolf Center offers different educational programs about the history, biology, behavior, and ecology of wolves. They are also directly involved in research of both captive and free-ranging wolves.

International Wolf Center

The International Wolf Center is another education based organization focused on wolf conservation. Their website has a wealth of information about wolves.

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)

"The IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organizations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,300 Member organizations and the input of more than 15,000 experts. This diversity and vast expertise makes IUCN the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it."  

The Nelson Institute: Carnivore Coexistence Lab

Scientific research lab focused on researching coexistence with carnivores, such as the wolves.

Timber Wolf Information Network

"The Timber Wolf Information Network is a non-profit wolf organization that focuses on science-based educational outreach. The offer intensive Wolf Ecology Workshops lead by a wolf biologist. 

wildlife conservation research unit

Wildlife Conservation Research Unit works to achieve practical solutions to conservation issues through original scientific research. They are a great resource for scientific literature on endangered species of wolves from around, including the African golden wolfthe Ethiopian wolf, and the Himalayan wolf. 

wildlife Science Center

Wildlife Science Center was founded as a wolf research facility in 1976, but shifted its focus to education in the early 90s. It is well known for its educational programs. 

Wolf Conservation Center

The Wolf Conservation Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes wolf conservation by teaching  "people about wolves, their relationship to the environment and the human role in protecting their future.This is an amazing center offers different educational programs, wolf viewings, and also serves as a major wolf recovery center for the Mexican Gray Wolf and the Red Wolf.

Wolf Education and Research Center

The Wolf Education and Research Center is a unique educational facility on the Nez Perce Reservation in northern Idaho, home to the Sawtooth Pack. Their site is a fantastic wolf information resource.

Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale

"Isle Royale is a remote wilderness island, isolated by the frigid waters of Lake Superior, and home to populations of wolves and moose." The interaction between wolves and moose that occurs here has been continuously and intensely studied since 1958, making it the longest continuous study of any predator-prey system in the world. "The purposes of this project are to better understand the ecology of predation and what that knowledge can teach us about our relationship with nature.

​The Wolves in Nature Project – Trophic Cascades in Terrestrial Ecosystems

The Wolves in Nature Project is a research and educational program with the purpose of investigating the role of wolves in structuring ecological communities.

Yellowstone Wolf Project

In the mid-1990's, 31 wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park. Ever since then, wolf research (lead by Doug Smith) and monitoring has been a significant project occurring in Yellowstone. National Park Service reports information on wolves in the park. 



Bernd Heinrich. Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds. Harper Perennial (2007).

David Mech, Douglas W. Smith and Daniel R. MacNulty. 
Wolves on the Hunt: The Behavior of Wolves Hunting Wild Prey. University of Chicago Press (2015).


David Mech and Luigi Boitani. Wolves: Ecology, Behavior, and Conservation. University of Chicago Press (2007).


Douglas W. Smith, and G. Ferguson. Decade of the Wolf: Returning the Wild to Yellowstone. The Lyons Press (2005).


Rick McIntyre. A Society of Wolves. Voyageur Press (1996).


"Caribou and Wolves, the Endless Dance" (YouTube), BBC Natural World Documentary (2015). Running time: 47 minutes.

"Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves" (DVD), PBS Nature (2010). Running time: 55 minutes.


"In the Valley of the Wolves" (DVD), Nature produced by WNET (2008). Running time: 206 minutes.


"Lobo The Wolf That Changed America" (YouTube), Natural World BBC (2013). Running Time: 49 minutes.

"She Wolf (The story of legendary Yellowstone wolf 06)" (YouTube), National Geographic with film footage by Bob Landis (2014).

"The Rise of Black Wolf "(DVD), National Geographic (2011). Running time: 45 minutes. 

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