Volunteering at The Endangered Wolf Center
A Commitment to our Local Community
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Helping Our Local Four-Legged Friends
For the better part of the last three months, Secure Data Account Manager, Alan Gaut has volunteered with The Endangered Wolf Center (EWC). The EWC is located in St. Louis, MO and has several programs designed to protect and care for wolves, foxes and other canids.
When Alan first approached The Endangered Wolf Center, they desperately needed to renovate their fox habits to better suit the needs of the animals, engage the public to raise awareness, and bolster their educational programs.
Over the course of the next three months, Alan cleaned and prepped the area, coordinated with Ameren to get poles installed for structural support, repaired den boxes, and designed and implemented a new shaded area – with sails donated by Secure Data and others- to provide coverage and protection for the fox’s new habitat. Check out the before and after shots below!
The Power of the Predator
As part of the complex ecological fabric, wolves have a critical role in maintaining balance in our natural ecosystems. When these predators are threatened, or driven out of their habitats, the rest of the area changes: rivers can become rerouted, vegetation density shifts and local wildlife populations can swell out of control. LEARN MORE
The Endangered Wolf Center Mission: To preserve and protect Mexican wolves, red wolves and other wild canid species, with purpose and passion, through carefully managed breeding, reintroduction and inspiring education programs.
The Wolf Center relies on and is sustained by public donations, government funding grants and the work of volunteers like Alan. With them, the Center manages breeding programs, offers educational programs and ultimately seeks to release these wolves back into their natural habitats.
About the Endangered Wolf Center
Our vision is a world where endangered wolves and other wild canids exist and thrive in their native habitats, recognized and valued for their vital roles as leading members of a healthy ecosystem
Adopt a wolf or an endangered species, help sponsor our events or make a donation. Plus, join our pack as a volunteer or as an individual, corporate or Conservation Society member.
Our visionary founders knew what scientists have recently confirmed: no ecosystem can thrive without the top predator in place.
Through carefully managed breeding programs, inspiring educational programs and innovative methods for introducing releasable wolves into their native habitats, our Center set out to change the fate of endangered canids.
And for more than 40 years, we’ve been doing just that.
Today, our nonprofit organization is considered the cornerstone of wolf conservation in America. In fact, every Mexican gray wolf in the wild can trace his or her roots back to one place – our Center.
In the safety of our 63 isolated wooded acres near St. Louis, Mo, our wolves and other canids have the opportunity to become candidates for reintroduction into their native habitats. We do this thanks to a partnership with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – and, most of all, our incredible staff, volunteers and supporters. We hope you’ll join us.