By Lewisboro Ledger
The Wolf Conservation Center will host a two-day Eastern Wolf Education Summit — a collaborative effort that will explore the vision of and potential for the recovery of the eastern wolf in Northeast United States.
The return of the eastern wolf can reflect a more fully functional and wild ecosystem in North America, with wolves fulfilling dynamic and evolving ecological functions in the changing environments that now comprise the region. By mutually focusing on the ecosystem and the species, there is potential to explore the return of this top predator and its benefits to the changing ecosystems that depend on top-down regulation.
This year, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) recommended that the minister of environment up-list eastern wolves to the status of “threatened.” Under the Species at Risk Act (SARA), this change in their legal status would require the release of a recovery strategy within two years.
In recognition of this development, the conservation community in the lower 48, especially in the Northeast, has become increasingly aware of the potential recolonization of this species in our region. By mutually focusing on the species as well as ecosystems, there is potential to explore the natural recovery of this top predator and its benefits to the changing ecosystems that depend on top-down regulation.
The Wolf Conservation Center invites all constituents of the Northeast region and beyond to attend a two-part summit June 13 and 14 in Mt. Kisco at theHoliday Inn. The summit will consist of two parts. For more information about the summit visit www.nywolf.org.