From Southwest Environmental Center:
Since 1990, the third week of October has been proclaimed Wolf Awareness Week across the Nation to recognize the critical role wolves play in our natural landscapes and engage others in learning what they can do to promote wolf survival. Given the importance of Mexican wolves, and their precarious status in the wild, the Southwest Environmental Center has decided to celebrate Wolf Awareness Week for a full month, beginning October 15th. Here are some of the activities we have planned. Keep checking back for updates as planning progresses.
Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time—10/15, 1:30 pm, at the Fountain Theater in Mesilla
The first full-length, high-definition documentary film (partially filmed in New Mexico) ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, Green Fire highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. View trailer here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQED4YEMx9A
Wolf Tracking Workshop—10/29, Silver City
See flyer for more details.
Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators—11/4, 7:00 pm at SWEC
Can people and predators coexist? Can we afford not to? The film Lords of Nature tells the story of science now discovering the great carnivores as revitalizing forces of nature, and a society now learning tolerance for the beasts they had once banished. View trailer here.
Lobos at the Crossroads—11/9, at SWEC, an update on Mexican wolf recovery in the Southwest, by SWEC staff
Wolf Action Day—11/12, at various locations, aimed at getting more wolves released into the wild. Stay tuned for details.
Mexican wolf photo courtesy of C. Morrison