Welcome to 'The Wolf Connection' Podcast! Here, we explore the intricate bond between humans and wolves, seeking to better understand our relationship with one of humankind's earliest teachers; the wolf. 🐺 Re-discovering this human/wolf connection may prove to be essential to our development as individuals, the cultivation of productive societies, and a sustainable civilization on this planet. You will experience a wide array of guests, such as Scientists, Authors, Conservationists, Visual Artists, Ranchers, Hunters, Naturalists and even Wolf Connection Staff & Volunteers! Topics range from wolves in the wild, their impact on the national landscape and the complex cultural and social significance of the human/wolf connection.
Episode #151 Lizzy Pennock - Legal Victory for Bears & Wolves in Montana
Lizzy Pennock is the Carnivore Coexistence Attorney for WildEarth Guardians. Conservation groups Flathead-Lolo-Bitterroot Citizen Task Force and WildEarth Guardians were granted temporary relief for threatened grizzly bears, when a judge issued an interim ban on wolf trapping in Montana grizzly bear habitat. This was all stemming from a lawsuit filed on September 22nd, 2023.
Lizzy went into detail about the court ruling, what it means for grizzly bears and wolves in the near future, and the effects this could have in the state Montana.
WildEarth Guardians Press Release
Episode #150 Dario Hipolito - Wolves in Portugal & Croatia
Dario Hipolito is a PhD student at both the Center for Environmental and Marine Studies at the University of Aveiro in Portugal, and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Zagreb in Croatia. He studies Iberian wolves in Portugal, grey wolves in Croatia and promotes coexistence in both places.
Dario explained his journey to studying wolves in Europe, how he engages rural communities with coexistence discussions surrounding wolves, and the challenges wolves face in Portugal.
Dario Hipolito Research Gate
Dario Hipolito Webinar
Life Wild Wolf
Episode #149 Ronan Donovan - Wolf Filmmaker, Photographer & Conservationist
For over a decade, Ronan Donovan has been a Conservation Filmmaker & Photographer. His work has included studying chimpanzees in Uganda, to wolves in Yellowstone National Park and the Arctic. His visual storytelling, speaking engagements, and photography exhibits have continued his pursuit of conservation for animals on the human dominated landscape.
Ronan spoke about his journey from wildlife biologist to filmmaker, how his experiences with wolves have shaped his visual storytelling, and the many avenues he promotes educational information for the public.
Ronan Donovan Website
High Desert Museum Bend, Oregon: Wolves Exhibit
Episode #148 Eric Odell - The Colorado Wolf Reintroduction
Eric Odell is the Wolf Conservation Manager for Colorado Parks & Wildlife, and has worked within the agency since 2000. In this role, he directs conservation and management programs to aid in the establishment and protection of native, non-game carnivore species to the state.
Eric went into great detail about the wolf reintroduction plan in Colorado, gave updates on where the wolves are coming from, and discussed all the factors leading up to the first release of wolves onto the landscape.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Wolves
Colorado Wolf Restoration and Management Plan FINAL 2023
Episode #147 Taylor Ganz - Washington Predator-Prey Project
Taylor Ganz is a Wildlife Ecologist who studies how humans and landscape factors influence interactions between species. For the Washington Predator-Prey Project, she evaluated how ungulates responded to predators, forage dynamics, and landscape change driven by humans, including wildfire and timber harvest.
Taylor spoke in detail about her research at the Washington Predator-Prey Project, the landscapes in Washington where the studies are being performed, and the future endeavors she's currently pursuing.
Washington Predator-Prey Project Website
Taylor Ganz Website
Episode #146 Kim Wheeler - Red Wolf Coalition
Kim Wheeler has been the Executive Director of Red Wolf Coalition for 18 years. The Red Wolf Coalition (RWC) advocates for the long-term survival of red wolf populations by teaching about the red wolf, fostering public involvement in red wolf conservation and envisions the long-term survival of free ranging, self-sustaining red wolf populations at three or more sites.
Kim spoke to us about her journey to Red Wolf Coalition, the state of the Red Wolf population today, and the long-term mission for the species.
Red Wolf Coalition Website
Very educational (and entertaining)
This podcast has great hosts and amazing guests plus the topic - wolves - never gets old. My only complaint is it’s not frequent enough. I need a daily episode. Lol
Educational and Informative
I really enjoy this podcast and hearing from a wide variety of guest speakers. I work at a wolf education center in Colorado and often recommended this podcast on my tours as each episode dives into topics I can only brush the surface on during my hour long tour.
Not for me
I really love wolves but this is not for me.Its like nope sorry for bad review