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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 83 Mexican gray wolves in the wild, up from only 42 in 2009. 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!


  • Population Source: In December 2011, male wolf OR-7 dispersed from Oregon into California and has since been traveling back and forth between Oregon and California. Idaho and Oregon represent likely source populations as wolves reclaim their place among California's native wildlife.
  • Subspecies: Canis lupus occidentalis
  • For More Information: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/nongame/wolf/
  • Join California Wolf Center as we support the return of wolves to California. This is a critical time for wolf recovery in the United States, and together, we can restore this icon of wilderness to our state. DONATE NOW to show your support today!

Northern Rockies

Great Lakes



Southeast - North Carolina (northeastern)

  • Population Source: This population of wolves was reintroduced starting in 1988 from captive-bred stock.
  • Listing Status: Experimental, non-essential
  • Population Size: 100-120
  • Species: Canis rufus (Red wolf)
  • For More Information: http://www.fws.gov/redwolf/index.html

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