The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced plans to allow hunters to kill all but 10-15 remaining red wolves, the most endangered wolf species in the world. This plan ignores the vast majority of public comments, 99.8% of which were in favor of protecting wolves. Photo: Wildlands Network
There is perhaps no other animal with whom humans have a more complicated relationship than the wolf. We have long feared the “Big, Bad Wolf.” But now, one particular wolf species—the red wolf—is in danger of extinction. Photo: Ron Sutherland
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a five-year status review of the red wolf this afternoon, with the review concluding the species continues to deserve federal listing as “endangered.” The agency acknowledges there are now only around 40 red wolves left in the wild, with only three known breeding pairs remaining. Photo: USFWS
Nearly all comments submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) support recovering the wild red wolf population in the southeastern United States, according to an analysis announced today by a coalition of conservation groups. Photo: Camera trap, Ron Sutherland
This past fall, America got a little less wild when the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced their decision to significantly reduce the wild red wolf population, which only exists in northeastern North Carolina. On Tuesday, the agency gave notice the start of a 60-day public comment period concerning their ill-advised proposal to pull back hard on the wild population of wolves in North Carolina. Now is our chance to tell the USFWS their plan will almost certainly condemn the species to extinction in the wild. Photo: Becky Bartell, USFWS
A just-released plan for red wolf recovery in North Carolina is being met with red flags of concern by conservation group Wildlands Network and its regional partners. Photo: Camera trap, Ron Sutherland
Wildlands Network and the Endangered Species Coalition are dismayed by the United States Fish and Wildlife’s (USFWS) announcement today that it will suspend reintroductions for the Red Wolf Recovery Program. Photo: Red Wolf Revival
Expanded red wolf recovery territories, establishment of new recovery sites, and new captive breeding programs are needed for a successful North Carolina wolf population, according to a new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)-funded review of the red wolf recovery program.