May 07

Mexican Wolf Fund

by Staff

There are approximately 52 free-ranging Mexican gray wolves in the southwestern United States. With such a small population, each individual wolf and each wolf pack is critical to the population's long-term survival. Scientists believe there is the biological potential in Mexican wolves to establish vigorous wild populations if conflicts with humans can be resolved.

With continued support from the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, the Mexican Wolf Fund is strengthening its successful efforts to reduce and prevent human-wolf conflicts. This group engages local ranchers and farmers to openly discuss issues and find solutions that work for both wolves and people.

A 501 (c)(3) non-profit private foundation, the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund focuses its resources in four strategic areas: Species Research, Habitat Protection, Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, and Conservation Education. Since its launch, the Fund has granted $5 million to more than 350 projects in 60 countries. The Fund's grantees are diverse, including global organizations such as World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, and Conservation International along with smaller, grassroots organizations.