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Disproving anti-wolf propaganda and contributing to the dA wolf community since 2008.
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Founded 8 Years ago
Dec 13, 2008

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2,028 Members
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About the Group

:bulletgreen:What is AoW?

Army of Wolves, or AoW for short, is a group dedicated to canine art and photography. Giving all canine predators a voice in our society is also a main priority.

:bulletblue: Who/what are we against?

We are against the killing of wolves and other canines. We're against the buying and selling of fur, taxidermy, and the exploitation of wildlife.

:bulletpurple: Does AoW accept art from its members?

Yes, AoW accepts art from members that do canine art (wolves, coyotes, dogs, foxes, etc.). Also, art that stands up for wolves and/or other canines being wrongfully killed is greatly appreciated!

:bulletred: When was AoW established?

AoW became a deviant profile on December 13, 2008. On December 31st, 2009, AoW became an official devaintART Group.

:bulletpurple:On November 10, 2011, AoW reached 1000 members. In February 2017, AoW reached 2000 members.

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:bulletblack: Absolutely NO taxidermists or fur "artists". NO pelts or corpses of animals are allowed in our gallery.

:bulletgreen: NO offensive material towards wolves or other canines.

:bulletpurple: NO spamming or trolls. If you are a troll, you will be reported.

:bulletyellow: The highest ranking a member can be is Contributor. No one can be Co-Founder except for UrosWolf, who helped found the group.

:bulletred: The art submission limit is now 3 deviations per deviant per day.

:bulletblack: NO extreme wolfaboos, or wolf-haters allowed.

:bulletpink: NO fetishes such as vore, bondage, scat, etc. (Think of the children!)

:bulletpurple: If you join, you will be at least 75.2412534% more awesome.

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Gallery Folders

Featured
Evening Wolf by SheltieWolf
Symbiotic Sisters: Venom and Carnage by JettTheWolf696
Labrador retriever by a lake by StargazinArt
Wolf enemy concepts by HeliacWolf
Foxes
Kitsunes by StarlightsMarti
Smiling by FlashW
Gray Fox 2 by DaybreaksDawn
Black Ninetailed Kitsune by StarlightsMarti
Dogs
Pystykorva by snowburntt
No Sudden Movement by SaintSwine
Mishka Faces by Newshift
Birthday In Vintage by Kokamiii
Other Canines
Sun Eclipse by RoyalFelide
[Com] Yeyin by Zu-Nasr
The Edge by MischievousRaven
Playtime by NovaJay13
Stamps
I support a RAW diet for cats/dogs by AzureHowlShilach
I support Soroya-Genesis Stamp by TaySafi
A stamp for Wusli by StanHoneyThief
A stamp for Lightning by StanHoneyThief
Memes
40 FREE SCI-FI TEXTURES - PACK 3 by ERA-7
20 FREE SPACE BACKGROUNDS - PACK 1 by ERA-7
30 SPACE BACKGROUNDS - PACK 2 by ERA-7
Expressions pls by NoodleSuperPot
Literature

Mature Content

Canine Comics
BRimE_Special1, page2 by Aquene-lupetta
BRimE_Page 133 by Aquene-lupetta
Sapphire Skies - Chapter Two: Page 30 by doraeyaki
Water Wolves_Chapter1 P23 by LuckyStarhun
Wolves II
Spread that Kindness, OPEN raffle by KebabPekoniRulla
Howling Wolf brass pendant by Dark-Lioncourt
Commission - Aiden BW by FuriarossaAndMimma
Okami: White Wild Majesty by Sunrise-LoneWolf

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On behalf of Defenders of Wildlife, the Animal Welfare Institute and the Red Wolf Coalition, the Southern Environmental Law Center argued in a court hearing on Sept. 14 that a preliminary injunction was needed to stop the agency from harming these native wolves in the wild.

Earlier that week, the agency announced its proposal to remove most members of the world's only wild population of red wolves that roam a five county area in northeastern North Carolina and put them into captivity, abandoning all protective efforts except in one refuge where one pack lives and in a bombing range.

"This is a great day for red wolves and for anyone who loves nature in eastern North Carolina," said Sierra Weaver, senior attorney for the Southern Environmental Law Center. "The court was clear that it's the Fish and Wildlife Service's job to conserve this endangered species, not drive it to extinction. The agency cannot simply abandon that responsibility."

The groups brought the federal agency to court for its failure to protect the world's only wild population of red wolves—previously estimated to be more than 100 animals. Court filings detail a population decline of 50 percent over the course of two years, as well as the agency's ongoing actions and inactions that imperiled the survival and recovery of the species in the wild.

Previously, USFWS stopped key conservation actions and began authorizing private landowners to kill red wolves on their land. It also has been capturing wolves throughout the five-county red wolf recovery area in North Carolina, and holding them for weeks or months before releasing them into unfamiliar territory, separated from their mates and pack.

"This wolf is running out of time. We have a short window to put red wolves back on a path to recovery or we will lose the last wild population in America," said Defenders of Wildlife President and CEO Jamie Rappaport Clark. "The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service needs to get its red wolf program back on track and start taking actions that will help, not hinder, recovery."

A strong majority of North Carolinians support the effort to recover the native red wolf, according to a new poll conducted by Tulchin Research. The new poll revealed that 73 percent of North Carolinians said they support red wolf recovery. The survey also found that over 80 percent of registered voters throughout North Carolina believe the USFWS should make every effort to help the endangered red wolf population recover and prevent its extinction.

"We are pleased the court recognized that allowing the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to issue lethal and non-lethal permits for the removal of red wolves from the wild, was a pathway to extinction, not recovery," said Kim Wheeler, executive director, Red Wolf Coalition.

As one example of USFWS's failure to protect red wolves, the groups cite its 2015 authorization of a private landowner to kill a breeding female that was exhibiting denning behavior, after minimal efforts by the agency to save the animal. The private landowner shot and killed the red wolf in June 2015, even though the wolf had not caused any problems. Under the Endangered Species Act, it is unlawful for anyone to "take" (i.e., harass, harm or kill) a red wolf, except in limited circumstances.

Federal regulations authorize USFWS to issue permits to take red wolves on private property after a property owner requests that wolves be removed from their property and the agency abandons efforts to capture them. For 20 years, the USFWS only allowed the taking of "problem wolves," those that threatened human safety or property, yet it recently expanded its activities to capture—and in some cases allow private landowners to kill—any wolves that enter private land.

The USFWS announced in June 2015 that it would suspend the reintroduction of red wolves into eastern North Carolina. The agency also stopped its adaptive management for the population which has been critical to reducing hybridization with coyotes.

Both lethal and non-lethal takes are destroying the wild red wolf population," said Tara Zuardo, wildlife attorney with the Animal Welfare Institute. "It is reassuring that the court recognized the importance of fostering the recovery of this endangered species."

Red wolves bred in captivity were reintroduced on a North Carolina peninsula within their native range in the late 1980s after the species was declared extinct in the wild. Once common throughout the Southeast, intensive predator control programs and loss of habitat decimated wild red wolf populations.
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:iconanthonys13:
anthonyS13 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017
Alright, we've got a new Wolves folder!
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VoceDelBosco Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  New Deviant  Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the add!

I'm a Wolf lover and I make little creations inspired by Nature and her Spirit (in particular Woods, Forests and Mountains), from Forest Animals and other Creatures and from Pagan and ancestral traditions.
 I'm glad to join this group!
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LuckyStarhun Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome here, hope you have a good stay! :)
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VoceDelBosco Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  New Deviant  Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :3
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LuckyStarhun Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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Ryuu-Haku Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there !

I can't submit in "Featured" or "Wolves" ... dA say me that the target folder is over his size limit ... How can I submit ?? :'(

Thank you !
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LuckyStarhun Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry about that! Me or an other admin will create a new folder and then you can submit there. I check group messages regularly but we are in need of admins because I'm too busy to handle the group.
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Ryuu-Haku Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, it was just to warn you ;)
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SlenderDave666 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The wolves folder is full.
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LuckyStarhun Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I think a new folder should be created but I don't know how to do it, maybe only the founder/co-founder can do it? I would create one if I could... I cannot find that option. Once I find it, I will add a new folder but I seem to be the only active admin here although I'm very busy and usually respond late, sorry about that!
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