Island Of The Wolves….A Year In The Life of Russian Wolf Pups

Island of the Wolves follows a little pack of Russian wolf pups around for a year. You watch them grow up in the thirty minute video. It’s all part of wolf research being conducted in the northwestern Tver region of Russia. It’s prime wolf habitat and where Vladimir-Bologov,  a wolf biologist, studies and advocates for wolves. He followed in his father’s footsteps, who was also a wolf researcher. They’ve observed wolves in the Tver region for thirty years.

Wolves have no protections in Russia, they can be killed at anytime of the year. The Russian government pays 45 euros for every wolf killed. Many hunters make a living trapping and hunting wolves.

Vladimir-Bologov along with French biologist, Laetitia Becker, raise and observe wolf pups bought from hunters and zoos. They have successfully released wolf pups back into the wild.

Once you click on the link below, to watch Island of the Wolves, you’ll see a myriad of other videos starring pups they’ve raised and released.  I’ve watch most of them and I can tell you the pups are adorable.

Both researchers are doing noble work. If they hadn’t rescued the pups, there is no doubt they would have been killed. They are striving to make a difference for wolves in Russia, specifically abolishing the bounty system, which only encourages hunters to kill wolves. 

We can take heart there are good people around the world ready to fight for animals like the wolf, who are so persecuted.

From Russia Today (RT):

It’s a relentless beast, a dangerous predator lurking in the forest, a ruthless hunter in search of a victim for a bloody feast. It’s a cute, caring, social animal that loves wild strawberries and is afraid of living in the woods. Which of these descriptions is true?

With this 30-minute video we offer you the opportunity to find out yourself. Spend a year with a pack of wolves. At the beginning of the video they are just a month old and have no idea how to survive, but they know they must survive in the wild. Every day brings new discoveries, every step they make gives us a chance to understand the world they’re living in. And this world only seems distant.

TO WATCH  “Island of the Wolves”  CLICK HERE 

ENJOY!!

If you want to help please contact Lupus Laetus :

http://www.lupuslaetus.org/

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The Return Of Wolves

by Astrid Szelest, July 2009

http://www.szelest.de/The-return-of-the-wolves.htm

 

Photo: Courtesy Russia Today

Posted in: Russian wolves, Howling for Justice

Tags: Taiga, Russian wolf pups, global wolf persecution, Island of the Wolves, biodiversity

Published in: on September 20, 2010 at 12:55 am  Comments (30)  

Island of the Wolves….A Year In The Life of Wolf Pups

                                               

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This 30 minute video was shot by RT (Russia Today).  It’s a year in the life of Russian wolf pups.

From RT:

With this 30-minute video we offer you the opportunity to find out yourself. Spend a year with a pack of wolves. At the beginning of the video they are just a month old and have no idea how to survive, but they know they must survive in the wild. Every day brings new discoveries, every step they make gives us a chance to understand the world they’re living in. And this world only seems distant.

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These wolves are the same as the wolves being killed in the wolf hunts in the Northern Rockies and by Wildlife Services for the livestock industry.  Think about it.  We’ve lost over 500 wolves this season, wolves just like these wonderful animals. 

Photo: RT (Russia Today)

Posted in: gray wolf pups, Russian wolves, wolf recovery

Tags: biodiversity, Russian wolf pups, wolf recovery

Published in: on January 11, 2010 at 4:19 pm  Leave a Comment  
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