Conservation News

Call of the Wild

get it on your cell phone and help protect wildlife

The Center for Biological Diversity just released a new, free iPhone app, Wild Calls, to boost awareness of endangered species and to encourage you to take action to protect wildlife.

Download the app from the Center or from the iTunes Store, and each week (or more frequently if you choose) one of 30 endangered species sounds recorded in each species’ natural habitat will be selected from the Center’s library and “pushed” to you. Want to howl with the Mexican Wolf every time your phone rings? You can download all the barks, chirps or bugles as a ringtone or browse the app’s gallery of 100 additional “Rare Earthtones” for other ringtones and wallpapers. The app also lets you learn about endangered species, and sign petitions in support of wildlife and the planet. Through it you can subscribe to the Center’s Endangered Earth Online weekly newsletter and respond to action alerts from the Center.

What wild calls are available you ask? 

Mexican wolf




African elephant


Grizzly bear

Humpback whale

Bald eagle

Polar bear

Blue-throated macaw

Whooping crane

Yosemite toad

Pine Barrens treefrog

Crawfish frog

Great Basin rattlesnake

Florida panther

Giant panda

Puerto Rican screech owl

Peruvian plantcutter

Emperor penguin chick

Boreal owl

Fringe-backed fire-eye

Red poison dart frog

Coquí guajón rock frog

Barred owl

Common loon

Barn owl


Eastern screech owl

The Center for Biological Diversity works through science, law, and creative media to secure a future for all species, great or small, hovering on the brink of extinction. The Center is supported by more than 255,000 members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places. For more information, visit

-Berne Broudy