Take Action For World’s Last Wild Red Wolves
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.
There is a perceived notion that red wolves are a local or regional issue and that only the residents of North Carolina are impacted by the results of this recovery effort. Endangered species recovery, however, is a matter of pride and concern for all U.S. citizens. This is not an isolated issue for North Carolina. By succumbing to political pressure, the USFWS is allowing a small group of vocal landowners to dictate endangered species policy instead of adhering to proven scientific principles and practices.
You can read more about the proposal—including the options that the USFWS considered but did not choose—in the Draft Environmental Assessment.
What You Can Do
Please attend the one public hearing the agency is holding and speak on behalf of the wolves:
Time: Public information session: 5:30-6:30 pm/Public hearing: 7-9 pm
Location: Roanoke Festival Park, One Festival Park, Manteo, NC 27954
Submit Public Comment
Suggested Talking Points (Please personalize your message, if possible) Found HERE.