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Help the Iberian wolf!! They are encountaring a crisis of becoming homeless!

2012 年 9 月 24 日 by sasaki

Portuguese wolf protecting group Grupo Lobo gave us this email.

We would like to share their wolf’s situation here.


We appreciate your answer and availability to help our publishing campaign in your website.

Contrary to the wolf situation across most Europe and the particular case of the Iberian wolf in Spain, the Portuguese wolf population has not been expanding. According to the last population census (1996-97 and 2002-03) it has remained rather stable (being estimated around 300 individuals), with some packs in marginal distribution areas, showing increased instability and higher difficulty to establish.

One of the projects developed by our organization is the Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre (IWRC) was created in 1987 by Grupo Lobo. This project was founded with the aim of providing a safe environment in captivity for wolves that are unable to live in the freedom of the wild.

The Centre occupies 17 hectares of land in a wooded and secluded valley. The space is characterized by good vegetation cover and a variety of different landscape features, providing good shelter and conditions of refuge for the resident wolves.

The project tries to rehabilitate the wolves and ensures their welfare, and they will stay at the IWRC for the rest of their lives. The wolves live in enclosures of different sizes, with good vegetation cover, providing adequate shelter. The project tries to give the wolves a life as similar to that in the wild as much as possible. The wolves can be seen in their unique conditions from observation towers located at strategic points around the site, with a wide view of the different pens.

As well as providing the best care possible for the wolves, the Centre also carries out scientific studies, particularly in the area of social behaviour associated with investigations carried out in the wild by Grupo Lobo. These studies are part of a wider publicity campaign, which seeks to inform the public about the true nature of the wolf.

The project also organizes guided visits and educational days for schoolchildren, organized groups and the general public. Guided visits consist of tours along pedestrian trails which allow the public to observe and learn about wolves. These educational activities seek to spread correct information about the wolf and are of extreme importance to wolf conservation, by destroying the old myths and beliefs that motivate the wolf’s persecution.

Today, the survival of the Center is at risk and depends entirely on the purchase of this land. If we don’t reach the necessary target, we risk having to find another site to start all over again. Here we leave the link to the campaign.

Any kind of help is welcomed. We are very grateful with your support and sharing.
If you need more information about our work and other projects, please contact us.

Best regards,

Isabel Ambrósio


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