Join us for Season 2 of Wolf School!

Register for Wolf School which starts March 8, 2023.

In 2020 during the pandemic, Raincoast hosted the first rendition of Wolf School – six live webinars with guests ranging from scientists, Indigenous peoples, photographers, and the folks who run the Wolf Conservation Center. A highlight was hearing the howls of Ambassador wolves, Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, during the WCC’s live stream. It was a very special moment that I recall watching as a graduate student, eager to learn more about these magnificent animals.

Now, as director of Raincoast’s Wolf Conservation program, my curiosity and compassion towards wolves continues to grow. How do wolves perceive the world? What role do wolves play within their ecosystems? How do wolves interact with their environment during disturbance? And how can we, as the main threat to wolves, think through scientific and ethical issues associated with the killing of wolves? 

The success of our first Wolf School led us to explore some of these questions by hosting a second season – Wolf School 2!

Wolf School 2 is an exploration of wolf ecology, biology, and the issues wolves face for their survival in British Columbia and around the world. Over the course of six live webinars, we explore the role of animal welfare and environmental ethics in wolf conservation, research, policy, and practice. 

You’re invited to hear from and pose questions to a range of experts from conservation ethicists and biologists to wildlife photographers and wolf educators. Read more about each class on our webpage.

“Only the mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of a wolf.” 

– Aldo Leopold

You can help

Raincoast’s in-house scientists, collaborating graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professors make us unique among conservation groups. We work with First Nations, academic institutions, government, and other NGOs to build support and inform decisions that protect aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and the wildlife that depend on them. We conduct ethically applied, process-oriented, and hypothesis-driven research that has immediate and relevant utility for conservation deliberations and the collective body of scientific knowledge.

We investigate to understand coastal species and processes. We inform by bringing science to decision-makers and communities. We inspire action to protect wildlife and wildlife habitats.

Coastal wolf with a salmon in its month.
Photo by Dene Rossouw.