Red wolves are one of the most endangered species in the world. As few as 28 of these wolves remain in the wild today. The USFWS has proposed radically scaling back the range these wolves occupy and removing most of the wild wolves and placing them into captivity.
Please speak out today opposing this plan and in support of actions to recover red wolves in the wild.
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Red wolves once roamed the southeastern United States from Florida to Pennsylvania and as far west as Texas, but were hunted to the brink of extinction in the early to mid 1900s. Efforts to recover them have brought them slowly back, but the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) has made decisions along the way that have slowed or completely stopped that progress. Now, they are beginning a scoping process to move forward with the plan they proposed in September–near-total abandonment of red wolves in the wild.
In September, the USFWS announced their plan to reduce the range of red wolves to an area suitable for only one mated pair of red wolves. In short, FWS is proposing to reduce the most endangered canid in North America to a few individuals, and place the rest of these now wild wolves into captivity.
This proposal ignores the years of successful coexistence between North Carolinians and red wolves, who are not a threat to livestock and are native to the region. These wolves belong in the wild, not in conservation centers that have indicated they have limited capacity to take them.
The USFWS is asking for feedback on this plan before they start moving it forward, and you have an opportunity to tell FWS it is unacceptable to abandon red wolves, and discourage them from moving forward with their proposed plan.
Please take action today by submitting your comment opposing this plan and supporting real, positive steps that the USFWS can take to prevent this unique and ecologically valuable species from disappearing.
Thank you for your commitment to wildlife and wild places.
Endangered Species Coalition