You won’t find a university more focused on being known as one of the leading conservation organizations in the US. It’s red wolves and more red wolves at AState! We were stunned at how they have fully embraced conservation of the red wolf. Of course, having the red wolf as the school mascot doesn’t hurt!
Attending a workshop on the wonder of bats and how to make a bat house started our relationship with Defenders of Wildlife. Since bats are one of our favorite mammals, we are excited to work with Defenders to protect species native to the United States, especially red wolves and bats!
How do you help gorillas even though they live halfway around the planet in Africa? Look no further than the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International which is the world’s foremost organization dedicated to the conservation, protection, and study of gorillas.
If you love wolves of any kind, you will love the Endangered Wolf Center located just outside St. Louis, MO. In addition to the red wolf and Mexican wolf which are both endangered, they have foxes, painted dogs and maned wolves.
There are no mammals on earth more misunderstood than bats. Since bats are our primary source of nighttime insect control worldwide and a pollinator of key foods including some of our favorites (bananas and mangoes), we set out to find one of the best bat conservation organizations to support.
We learned late in life without habitat, there are no animals. Working with Conserving Carolina, we are helping save land so our wildlife can thrive. From establishing butterfly gardens to protecting rare bogs and ponds where migratory birds stop over to rest, we love their work.
As experts in connecting habitats for wildlife and plant movement, we contacted them to learn more about wildlife corridors. They responded and yes, you can actually write an organization and get an answer! We are now avid supporters and currently work with them on red wolf conservation.
What do you do in Western NC if you find an injured animal? Call the folks at Appalachian Wildlife Refuge who will transport it, nurse it back to health and release it back into the wild (if at all possible).
ARBORETUM & NATURE CENTER
Walking the 14 miles of trails filled with native plants at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, you feel immediately connected with nature. Then listen to their red wolves howl. It just doesn’t get any better.
Zoo Knoxville leads the way as one of the best conservation organizations for red wolves in the US. They also have one of Dale’s red wolf sculptures helping bring awareness to the species. And who wouldn’t love their painted dog pack?
WOLF CONSERVATION CENTER
Where else in the world can you hear 50 wolves howl? And spend the night camping right next to them? Plus see one of Dale’s red wolf castings? Only at the Wolf Conservation Center in New York.
WNC NATURE CENTER
Where can you see a hellbender and red wolves in the same place? Plus a host of other native animals from around the Southern US? At the WNC Nature Center in Asheville, NC. It was love at first sight…