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HPWREN-California Wolf Center (Image 3)

June 23, 2010
HPWREN-California Wolf Center (Image 3) One of several new Alaskan wolf pups born about April 30, 2005, at the California Wolf Center, as photographed by the High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network (HPWREN) automated motion-detector camera. The wolf center is home to several captive packs of North American Gray wolves, including a spectacular pack of Alaskan Gray Wolves. HPWREN, in collaboration with the California Wolf Center, has installed a near-real-time Web camera on the grounds to allow researchers and staff the unique opportunity to observe the wolves' behavior, undisturbed. The recently installed HPWREN connection, as well as a new Web-based digital camera, will allow the center to more broadly share valuable scientific and educational resources. This near real-time feed showing gray wolf interactions will be posted on publicly available Web pages. This will help satisfy the critical component of the Wolf Center's mission to increase awareness and conservation efforts in protecting and understanding the importance of all wildlife and wild lands by focusing on the history, biology and ecology of the North American Gray Wolf. Awareness is raised through education, exhibition, reproduction of endangered species and studies of captive wolf behavior. The wolf center is a direct educational component of the HPWREN program. HPWREN is based on work sponsored by the National Science Foundation under grant numbers 0087344 and 0426879. The HPWREN research program also functions as a collaborative cyberinfrastructure on research, education and first responder activities. It includes creating, demonstrating and evaluating a non-commercial, prototype, high-performance, wide-area, wireless network in San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties. The network includes backbone nodes at the University of California, San Diego, and San Diego State University campuses, and a number of "hard to reach" areas in remote environments. Further information about HPWREN activity at the wolf center is available here and here. Or, visit the California Wolf Center Web site. [Image 3 of four related images. See Image 4.] (Date of Image: July 9, 2005)