Protect North Carolina's Red Wolves

Eastern NC is home to a growing population of reintroduced red wolves – but now, the NC Wildlife Resource Commission is asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to abandon the reintroduction program and declare the wolves extinct, which would likely doom the species in the wild.

Sierra Weaver, a senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center, sums it up best: "Red Wolves have lived — and thrived — on the current mix of private and public lands for 25 years, becoming one of the most successful predator reintroductions in U.S. history,"..."Asking that the federal government declare 'extinct' the 100 red wolves that live in eastern North Carolina is a blatant attempt to remove from the wild one of our country's most beloved animals."

Tell the USFWS to stand strong and protect North Carolina's red wolves.
I was appalled to see that the NC Wildlife Resource Commission is asking the USFWS to declare the red wolf extinct and to shut down the Red Wolf Recovery Program, one of the most successful endangered species reintroduction programs in history.

With fewer than 100 red wolves remaining in the wild it's vital that the USFWS take a strong stand and keep them on the land. The wolves are a public resource, and should not be driven into extinction in the wild by the desire of a small slice of the public to make unsupervised use of the federal lands that the wolves depend on.

Please protect the red wolves and their habitat.

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