For Immediate Release

Minneapolis – The International Wolf Center is celebrating the 19th annual National Wolf Awareness Week, October 12 – 18. This nearly 30-year-old Minnesota-based organization has seen wolves go from low population numbers to being delisted on the endangered species list in several states. As an educational organization, the International Wolf Center promotes science-based facts enabling individuals to draw their own conclusions about this highly-adaptive species and its relationship to humans, other animals and wildlands.

Each year, tens of thousands learn about wolves by visiting the Interpretive Center in Ely, Minnesota. Center visitors observe the live exhibit wolf pack and take in programs from wolf specialists. Through its content-rich Web site and educational programs, school aged children and adults around the world learn about wolf biology and behavior. Through these and other educational offerings, the International Wolf Center promotes the survival of wolf populations throughout the North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Rob Schultz, executive director of the International Wolf Center said, “For us and our members in every U.S. state and in 37 countries, every week is wolf awareness week.”

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL WOLF CENTER – Learn about the International Wolf Center at The Center, founded in 1985, is known worldwide as the nation’s premier source for wolf education. The mission of the Center is to advance the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future. The Center educates through its Web site,, its ambassador wolves, museum exhibits, on-site adventure and outreach programs and International Wolf magazine. The educational facility is located at 1396 Highway 169, Ely, Minnesota, 55731. (Phone: 218-365-4695), and the Center’s Administrative and Outreach offices are at 3410 Winnetka Ave North, Minneapolis, MN 55427.