Jacek Dolata Photography is happy and proud to announce that my photograph of Mexican Wolf titled “ I am Essential” received and Award of Expert and placed 3rd in the Creative category with Connecticut Professional Photographers Association at quarterly Print Competition. Jacek Dolata is a member of the CTPPA and area director for NW CT.
The Mexican gray wolf or “lobo” is the southernmost and most genetically distinct subspecies of gray wolf in the North America. In the late 1800s, there was a national movement to eradicate wolves from the wild landscape and by the mid-1900s, Mexican wolves had become extinct in the wild. Fifteen years ago Mexican gray wolves were released to the wild in a small portion of their ancestral home in the wild southwest and today only 75 of these beautiful creatures remain on the wild landscape. Join the "#iamessential" movement and tell U.S. Fish & Wildlife (USFWS) that designating wild Mexican gray wolves as "essential" is not only crucial to the recovery of the species, it’s also the appropriate action ecologically and morally.
To learn more about wolves and the efforts to recovery them, please visit the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY or the WCC website at www.nywolf.org.