Wildlife Aid Foundation campaigner studies wolves in Russia

Simon Cowell, founder of the Leatherhead-based Wildlife Aid Foundation (WAF), has returned from a trip to northern Russia recently where he studied the plight of wolves for his TV series "Wildlife SOS". While there he was welcomed by biologist and wolf expert Vladimir Bologov, who rescues and cares for orphaned wolf cubs. Afer they are old enough Vladimir then releases them into the wild into a "safe zone" where they cannot be hunted and are free to start their own packs.

Mr. Bologov's rescue center, is in the Central Forest Nature Reserve in Russia's remote Tver region about 300 miles northwest of Moscow. It is one of the few places in Russia where hunting wolves is illegal. The center's work focuses on rearing and reintroducing cubs into the wild, all the while ensuring human contact is kept to a minimum.

Simon Cowell went there to show how important Valdimir's work is to the preservation of the wolves in Russia. He expressed this by saying that, "Many of the wolves at Vladimir's centre have had to be either rescued or bought from the hunters themselves. This is an appalling situation, but without Vladimir and his team there would be no one preventing wolves being wiped out in northern Russia."

"It has been a great privilege to spend time with Vladimir and his fellow wolf conservationists. Like me, he has been working with wildlife for 30 years, so I found him to be a kindred spirit."

Simon Cowell's program about this visit will be broadcast later this year on the Discovery Channel's Animal Planet. Be sure to watch for it.

VIDEO Running with Wolves in Russia

Responses to "Russia's "Wolf Rescuer"is filmed for Animal Planet by Simon Cowell"

  1. Anonymous says:

    what mankind does to animals he does to himself ,,we are all connected in the Circle of Life,some animals species are gone all ready,, the wolves where here before the 2 legged (mankind) came to be ,, have to save wolves of Mother Earth

  2. Laura Finch says:

    It is nice to know there are still kind people in this world that care. Awesome I would say, I would like to throw in my deepest heart felt thanks. You Rock !

  3. Anonymous says:

    Heart warming! Wolves should be free to roam and to live out their lives without being gunned down and trapped! Please educate your friends as to their importance in our ecosystem! Thank you for caring! Deb

  4. Anonymous says:

    What a beautiful God creation...

  5. Anonymous says:

    They are so very majestic and one of God's most magnificent creatures. Why is MAN is so kill crazy with all animals? I hope to live to see the day that we can be more at peace with other creatures and our surroundings.

  6. Unknown says:

    beautiful- thank you

  7. Anonymous says:

    I love wolves!Amazing animals.Thank you for sharing.

  8. Anonymous says:

    such a beautiful video , i am not sure why mankind can not live along side of every living thing, one day he will realize we are all from the same circle of life and that God is watching us all . thank you .please protect the wolves

  9. Anonymous says:

    Wow! Thank you to two men of peace.

  10. Anonymous says:

    soo beautiful...loved it...thank you for sharing..:-)

  11. Anonymous says:

    they just stir one's soul.......... because they ARE

  12. Anonymous says:

    It is nice to see them playing in snow, very beautiful wolves...

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