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September 17, 2009

Kim Wheeler Receives "Who Speaks for Wolf" Award

Kim Wheeler, Executive Director of the Red Wolf Coalition, has been honored with the International Wolf Center's annual Who Speaks for Wolf award. This is given each year to a person outside the organization who has made exceptional contributions to wolf education, both by teaching people how the wolf lives and by placing the wolf in the broader context of humankind's relationship to nature. Cornelia Hutt, Red Wolf Coalition Chair, said, "This is a major conservation award, and Kim deserves it!!" The Red Wolf Coalition is a citizen-support organization for the Red Wolf Recovery Program.

Kim Wheeler with well-known wolf expert and author Dave Mech
Photo Credit: USFWS.