Washington Post reporter Darryl Fears joined our conservation scientist, Dr. Ron Sutherland, at Alligator National Wildlife Refuge to scout wild red wolves. In this article, Fears details the troubled past and murky future of the red wolf. The article includes quotes from Dr. Sutherland and beautiful videos from our camera trap project in the red wolf recovery area in Eastern North Carolina.
After giving up his search to see a red wolf, Sutherland, a scientist for the Wildlands Network in Durham, said Fish and Wildlife essentially gave up on red wolves two years ago when they stopped releasing new wolves from captivity. “Since then, they have basically been spinning their wheels with a much-reduced field staff,” he said.