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Analysis: Public Overwhelmingly Opposes Feds’ Plan to Nearly Wipe Out Wild Red Wolves in North Carolina

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal to remove protections from the nation’s only wild population of endangered red wolves has been met with near unanimous opposition from the public. Nearly 99.9 percent of comments submitted favored the need for strong federal protections for red wolves. Photo: Ron Sutherland

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Connected, Wild, and Free

In a time of increasing environmental uncertainty, Wildlands Network pursues an ambitious vision of a reconnected, rewilded and restored North America. But these audacious goals and our continental-scale programs come with a hefty price tag. Learn more about our annual fall fundraising campaign, and help us protect what we love for those we love. Photo: William C. Gladish

Two red wolves, one in front of the other, stand on a patch of dirt surrounded by greenery.

This Is a Death Sentence for Red Wolves

Writing for Blue Ridge Outdoors, reporter Dan Dewitt chronicles the devastating saga of the wild red wolves, who now face extinction at the hands of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recent red wolf recovery plan. With quotes and camera trap photos of red wolves from Ron Sutherland, the article explains how the agency’s lack of protections deals a death sentence for the endangered animals. Photo: Ron Sutherland

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North Carolina Gov: Endangered Wolf Protection Should Stay

The Washington Post picked up this Associated Press article about North Carolina governor Roy Cooper’s comments urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reinvest in red wolf conservation efforts. Recently, the USFWS released a plan that, if enacted, would undoubtedly cause the extinction of this endangered animal. Photo: Wildlands Network

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Reconnecting the Eastern Wildway

On the East Coast, the challenge we face now is reconnecting the region’s big core forests and wetlands into a network that is more than the sum of its parts, and do so fast enough and smart enough to stay ahead of the second wave of habitat loss due to urbanization marching across many popular parts of the region. Photo: Alexius Horatius