As participant in the Species Survival Plans (SSPs) and Recovery Plans for two critically endangered wolf species, the WCC acts as caretaker for 7 red wolves (Canis rufus), and 13 Mexican gray wolves (Canis lupus baileyi).
The Mexican gray wolf and the red wolf are among the most rare mammals in North America.
The territory of Austria covers an area of 83.871 km², with 575 km from west to east and 294 km from north to south. About 60 % of the national territory is mountainous and that is why Austria is often referred to as ‘Alpine Republic’.
Austria is a popular holiday destination, not only for its landscape and fantastic fauna and flora, but also for its great number of cultural attractions.
Some of the cultural highlights are: the Bregenz Festival, the Salzburg Festival, the Vienna Festival Weeks, the Linz Ars Electronica, the Lake Festival of Mörbisch or the Carinthian Summer.