World's Last Wild Red Wolves
Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:34 pm
I think this is incredibly sad, seems the EPA is giving into landowner pressure. From the NY Wolf Center:
On June 28, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced a proposal that will no doubt result in the extinction of red wolves in the wild. Today, fewer than 30 wolves remain in the wild.
Beyond reducing the red wolf recovery area by nearly 90% and limiting the wild population to just 10-15 wolves, USFWS, the very agency charged by federal law with protecting endangered species, will allow people to kill red wolves who stray beyond the newly-designated recovery area – and without any repercussions.
The public comment period for the Proposed Red Wolf 10J Rule (Proposed Replacement of the Regulations for the Nonessential Experimental Population of Red Wolves in Northeastern North Carolina) opens June 28, 2018, and will continue through July 30, 2018.
Learn how you can help the last wild red wolves: bit.ly/2lPZAxw
The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC), is a 501c3 non-profit organization in South Salem, NY.
The WCC is one of a network of facilities participating in the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan - a national initiative whose primary purpose is to support the reestablishment of red wolves in the wild through captive breeding, public education, and research.
For more information about wolves and the WCC's participation in wolf recovery, please visit our website at http://www.nywolf.org.