The Wolf-revered, feared, misunderstood, iconic figure of mystery, ultimate
survivor. As wolf populations continue to grow and reclaim portions of their
historic range in many parts of the world, key questions about our role in
their future must be answered. How might we respond to increasing contacts
with wolves? Given the historic and current polarizing atmosphere, how can
we educate and dialogue with each other about our values and their role in
the wolf's future? What new information about wolf ecology, behavior and
management can help guide us in making sound decisions?
The International Wolf Center is calling educators, wolf enthusiasts and
conservation professionals to come together to learn and respond to the
evolving social and biological realities of wolves and humans at the crossroads.
More symposium information will be posted as details are confirmed.
||"This fall's Wolves and Humans at the Crossroads Symposium
heralds a great American conservation success story - the rebound
of wolves. Once nearly extirpated from the continental US, they've
reclaimed portions of their historic range. But that success brings
the responsibility of managing their growing numbers and their
increased interactions with humans. The International Wolf Center's
October 2013 event in Duluth is the ideal international venue for
both celebrating wolves and planning for their promising future. I
wouldn't miss it and neither should you."
-Paul Schurke, polar explorer & educator
Funding for the International Wolf Symposium 2013: Wolves and Humans at the Crossroads has been
provided by: Arthur L. and Elaine V. Johnson Foundation, Harold W. Sweatt Foundation, Turner
Endangered Species Fund, and anonymous donors.