Peace Crane by Hilary Taylor

Peace Crane by Hilary Taylor
Picture by Justin Wyatt
To read Hilary's story buy this special book...

This magical story has a touch of the supernatural. When an injured crane is found and nursed, something happens, something magical and inspiring...

Gentle Footprints launched- AS SEEN ON TV

Gentle Footprints was officially launched Fri June 4th at the Hay Festival with guest speaker Virginia McKenna and some of the authors

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Virginia McKenna at Hay Launch

Virginia McKenna at Hay Launch

Animal Anthology To Raise Funds for Born Free

Bridge House Publishing announce new book coming Spring 2010. For more about Bridge House please see their website.
This book is the annual charity book for Born Free...if you want to get involved with promoting and selling this book- email me!

Visit the Born Free Website to find out more about their valuable work...

Visit the Born Free Website to find out more about their valuable work...

Sunday, 24 January 2010

The Grey Wolf

The Grey Wolf (Canis Lupus) is the largest wild member of the Canidae family. It shares common ancestry with the domestic dog (Canis Lupus familiaris)

Wolves live in highly social groups with a dominance hierarchy. Although once widely abundant in North America and Eurasia the population is now restricted to smaller fringes, often in forests and tundra. This is attributed to widespread destruction of territory, human encroachment and local extinction due to human-wolf conflicts. Wolves can be found in forests, deserts, plains, mountains, and on tundra. Today the range of the grey wolf has been reduced to portions of the United States (Alaska, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Wisconsin, Wyoming), Canada, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Russia.

Click on map to see larger (from Wikipedia)

Although this species is thought not to be at high risk for extinction it is thought to be at risk and in some areas is protected while in others it is still hunted, for sport or where there is percieved to be a threat to livestock. In the US it is classified as endangered

See this link: Parks Figures

Threats: Because wolves need wildland habitat and an abundant supply of prey, human encroachment into wolf territory has become a leading threat to their survival. The illegal killing of wolves is also a serious problem

The wolf features heavily in literature as a mystical creature.
It is an intelligent, beautiful animal that is too often misunderstood.

Biological facts and figures tomorrow...

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