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Comments Show Good and Bad of Red Wolf Plan

The Washington Daily News interviewed Wildlands Network’s own Ron Sutherland about the dangers of the USFWS’ red wolf recovery plan, which reduces the existing wild red wolves to captivity on federal land.

“The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) grossly mischaracterizes their plan to pull the remaining wild red wolves either into captivity or back to federal land in Dare County (NC) as an approach that will help protect the red wolf species,” stated Ron Sutherland, conservation scientist at the Wildlands Network. “Maintaining the wolves back in captivity for the indefinite future with no hope for wild recovery is not a sustainable solution. Captive conditions will inevitably result in genetic damages and loss of wild fitness for the caged wolves.”

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