Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Red Wolves Need a Helping Hand

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) is proposing to allow night hunting of coyotes  throughout North Carolina including the five-county red wolf recovery area.  This move has hackles raised among many of our supporters and thankfully The Red Wolf Coalition is helping people voice their opposition on the NCWRC web site.

Please follow the link so you can help safeguard this critically endangered species: http://redwolves.com/rwc/index.html
The red wolf is one of the world’s most endangered wild canids. Once common throughout the southeastern United States, red wolf populations were decimated by the 1960s due to intensive predator control programs and loss of habitat and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service declared red wolves extinct in the wild in 1980. By 1987, enough red wolves were bred in captivity to begin a restoration program on Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern North Carolina. Today, An estimated 130 red wolves roam the wilds of that state. 

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