June 25, 2012
Wolfwatcher Urges You to See “True Wolf”
Koani was a beautiful ambassador wolf who is featured in the film, “True Wolf” by Tree and Sky Media Arts. Bruce Weide and Pat Tucker, Koani’s human companions, wanted to give her life purpose, so for sixteen years, this unusual “pack” traveled into the hot beds of anti-wolf territory hoping to teach the public the truth about wolves. This film, produced by Pam Voth and directed by Rob Whitehair, tells a story about Koani’s incredible educational mission!
Those of us at Wolfwatcher saw the film, and we support its message enthusiastically because it moves people to a rational understanding of wolves.
Maggie Howell with Wolfwatcher Jr. Advisers and Atka
Koani’s story hit Wolfwatcher’s Director of Wildlife Science, Maggie Howell, close to home! Maggie is also the Managing Director of the Wolf Conservation Center. Her work with Atka, an Arctic gray ambassador wolf, continues Koani’s legacy. Atka embraces new faces and places making him a great wolf educator; in fact, he visits over 150 schools, nature centers, museums and libraries annually to help people learn about the importance of his wild “brothers and sisters.” During a recent visit to the Wolf Conservation Center, Maggie discussed “True Wolf” and the WCC’s own ambassador wolf program with Wolfwatcher’s Junior Advisers:
Pacific Northwest Adviser Amy Trenner at the Landmark Varsity Theater in Seattle
We believe Koani’s story is so important that it needs to be shared nationwide, especially now that legislation that can potentially affect the future of wolves in the wild is pending in state governments and in Washington D.C. For this to become a reality, the film has to be seen.
After an exclusive run in Seattle, “True Wolf” will begin showing in the following cities. Please check theater websites for show times. You can also encourage independent theaters in your area to contact Shadow Distribution to schedule a screening.
Updated screenings will be posted on the True Wolf website and True Wolf: Koani and Her Unusual Pack Facebook page.
Let’s honor Koani’s legacy by supporting
ambassador wolf programs nationwide…
Atka with Maggie Howell and Rebecca Bose from the
Wolf Conservation Center at a local school.
The National Wolfwatcher Coalition supports the work of wolf conservation centers around the nation because their work is critical to the mission of educating us about wolves and their important role in the maintenance of healthy ecosystems. To support their efforts, we urge you to visit our website at: Wolf Conservation Centers Need Your Help
For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Best regards to all from the Board of Directors,
Dave Hornoff, Nancy Warren, Maggie Howell, Chris Cross,