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Wolf Watch UK is a private membership wolf rescue group, which began life as a hobby and evolved into the self-funding, not-for-profit organisation it is today. Access to the project is strictly via our Adopt-a-Wolf membership or approved conservation groups with permission to bring visiting parties during pre-arranged days.

The primary function of Wolf Watch UK is as a rescue centre for displaced wolves. This necessity occurs through incidents such as dominance fights, excess breeding or zoo closures. Occasionally animals are brought to us by the RSPCA and local council authorities.

Our priority is to care for these wolves and the environment we have created for them. We consider membership to this project and access to our wolves as a privilege and any contact or observation with the resident animals is entirely at their discretion. Our Wolf Centre is not a zoo and is not open to the public; it is a sanctuary for our wolves whom we and our membership are privileged to share some wonderful times. We do not approve of animals, dragged about on leads around fields, fairs or events in a blatant financial exercise for human beings making money by exploiting an endangered species.

This is an emphasis we feel sets us apart from many other conservation groups and as the original wolf rescue organisation in the UK we are proud to be setting the example in respect of animal and wolf care in captivity. Our members are strong supporters of our philosophy and approach and together we have produced a fantastic environment where our rescued wolves can live out their lives in some of Europe's largest wolf enclosures. If you would like to know more about joining our membership then please use the links at the top of the page.

The next best thing to actually meeting our wolves is seeing them via our various video clips in the 'Wolf Videos' section. Taken around our forests, lake and hills these videos capture the wolves enjoying the environment at our centre. These video sequences fulfil a key part of our policy to minimise impact and disturbance whilst enabling the widest possible audience to experience the thrill of our wolves.

We have been fortunate enough to be able to utilise footage taken by professional film crews who have visited the centre. Wildlife camera units like the BBC team who regularly work for such people as Sir David Attenborough, have made trips to our Wolf Centre to film the stunning natural scenery and of course, our wolves.

The secondary function of Wolf Watch UK, is that of education and follows on quite naturally from the first. Education is the means through which we work to prevent further animals from becoming displaced and raise awareness about the issues surrounding wolves both in captivity and the wild.

Often assumed to be much larger than we actually are, Wolf Watch UK has in fact been developed and maintained by a tiny group of volunteers and friends, who have dedicated their free time and skills to develop the project since it began in 1993. To find out more about the current team, please utilise the 'Meet The Team' link above.


 

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Patrons: Prof Luigi Boitani, The Wolf Specialist Group, Italy / Dr Derek Yalden, Environmental Biology, Manchester University / Neil Ewart, Breeding Manager, Guide Dogs For The Blind / Kerry Ash, Training & Development Employee Officer, Guide Dogs For The Blind.

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