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Wolf Recovery Today

These are the regions in the United States where wolves are found today. Click on a region on the map to learn more.

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Help Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves

  • We need your help to successfully restore the Mexican gray wolf, one of the rarest land mammals in the world. This critically endangered wolf is struggling to survive, threatened by conflicts between wolves and human activities. But there is hope. The Mexican Wolf Fund, established in 2006, provides funding for non-lethal conflict prevention techniques that save the lives of Mexican gray wolves in the wild. DONATE $20, $30, $50 or more TODAY to show your support!
  • There are now 109 Mexican gray wolves in the wild, up from only 83 in 2014. While this is cause for celebration, more population growth is still needed to secure this subspecies' future, and with more wolves, potential for conflict with livestock also increases. Because wolves that come into conflict with livestock are often removed from the wild, preventing these conflicts is essential to the subspecies' long-term survival.
  • With your help we can make Mexican wolf recovery a success! Your contribution will directly fund nonlethal, proactive conflict prevention methods, including using range riders to monitor wolf populations, keep livestock away from potential conflict, and provide human presence - an extremely effective wolf deterrent.
  • The more we can support innovative nonlethal tools and demonstrate their success, the more they will become standard practice in wolf territory across the American West. In recognition of our efforts to provide these solutions, the Mexican Wolf Fund was awarded the 2010 Wolf Recovery Champion Award by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • By contributing to the Mexican Wolf Fund you are directly helping to save the lives of wolves in the wild. Without these tools, genetically valuable wolves could be removed from the wild or killed. Please consider contributing to the success of Mexican wolf recovery by clicking here. Thank you for helping to ensure that Mexican gray wolves survive and thrive!

Help Recover Wolves in California

  • We are working hard in Northern California to pace the way for wolves to return to our state. But we need your support to ensure that this iconic species will once again roam the wilds of California. DONATE TODAY to show your support!!
  • The famous OR7 has started a new pack in a stretch of habitat that straddles Oregon and California. We are going to be the next state that is naturally repopulated by wolves! The recent listing of gray wolves under the California Endangered Species Act is a huge step forward, but we need to be more careful than ever to ensure that the policies and plans in place to protect wolves truly keep their best interests in mind.
  • Our staff is working diligently in the Northern counties of California to educate and reach out to local communities to which wolves will first return. This type of education and outreach about wolf ecology and nonlethal management techniques is crucial; without it, California could face the same conflict and controversy that other states have faced, and this always proves fatal for wolves.
  • By contributing to the California Wolf Center, you are directly helping to ensure a brighter future for wolves in California. Together we can write the ending of one of the greatest conservation in history! DONATE NOW to become a part of this important work!

Pacific Northwest

  • Population Source: In the 1980s, wolves from Canada dispersed into northwestern Montana and formed breeding pairs. In 1995 and 1996, 66 wild wolves were translocated from Canada to central Idaho and Yellowstone National Park.
  • Subspecies: Canis lupus occidentalis
  • For More Information:http://www.pacificwolves.org

Northern Rockies

Great Lakes



Southeast - North Carolina (northeastern)

  • Population Source: This population of wolves was reintroduced starting in 1988 from captive-bred individuals.
  • Listing Status: Experimental, non-essential
  • Population Size: 100 wolves (as of 2014)
  • Species: Canis rufus (Red wolf)
  • For More Information: http://www.fws.gov/redwolf/index.html

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