Volkswagen is helping resettle wild wolves in the German state of Saxony, not far from the automaker’s world headquarters in, ahem, Wolfsburg.
VW and German outdoor clothing and equipment specialist Jack Wolfskin are sponsoring the effort, working with NABU (the German society for nature conservation) to provide a permanent habitat in Germany for wolves. The group believes six to 10 wild wolves are living in Saxony, believed to be the first time wolves have returned to Germany in almost a century.
“We want to actively counter the ‘big, bad wolf’ myth,” says NABU President Olaf Tschimpke.
Adds Günter Sager, VW head of environmental protection and occupational safety, “We are delighted to be expanding our [Wolfskin] cooperation further with the ‘Willkommen Wolf’ (welcome wolf) project.”