Red wolves are running out of time

Red wolves are running out of time

The red wolves of North Carolina are some of the most endangered animals on the planet. Can you help support our work to save them?

Red Wolf, captive (Photo: Matthew Zalewski via Flickr CC BY 4.0)

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The Threat to Read Wolves

No more than 35 red wolves roam the forests of North Carolina, struggling to recover from the systematic hunting that nearly erased them from the face of the earth forever.

It’s terrible, but hunting red wolves could very well become legal again. The Fish and Wildlife Service’s new management plan would shrink their protected habitat to a single reserve, and make it legal to kill any wolf that steps over the boundary for any reason.1

We only have until July 30th to convince them not to go through with this disastrous plan. Donate today to support red wolf conservation and our work on other environmental campaigns.

The reduced protected habitat in the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) plan can only support up to 15 wolves. If the plan goes through, more than half of the wild red wolves left in the world could be legally hunted.2

How Your Can Help

Fear of wolves can be pervasive among those who share the land with these misunderstood predators, but the fact is, wolves belong on the landscape. Wolves are not only beautiful, but also perform vital ecological services in their habitat. With so few red wolves left in the wild, those that remain can’t afford a management scheme that leaves them vulnerable.

Your support is vital to our work, including defense of some of our nation’s most vulnerable species.

When we work together, we know we can make a difference for wolves. Gray wolves have faced downgrades to their protected status that we have successfully defeated before. This past spring, we rallied tens of thousands of members to call and email their senators to preserve gray wolf protections that were on the chopping block — and we won. But red wolves are running out of time.

It’s only a matter of days before we lose our chance to stop the FWS’s plan to shrink the red wolf’s last protected refuge. Please donate today to support our work.

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1. Bo Petersen, “Fish and Wildlife to allow open hunting of endangered wild red wolves in Southeast,” The Post and Courier, June 27th, 2018.
2. Darryl Fears, “Interior Department plans to let people kill endangered red wolves,” The Washington Post, June 27th, 2018.