Endangered Red Wolves Need Our Voice Today
Red wolves exist in the wild in only one place on earth—the Albemarle Peninsula near the outer banks of North Carolina.
After going completely extinct in the wild and being carefully reintroduced and conserved, today 90-100 red wolves now make their homes in the forests and marshes of eastern North Carolina.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Red Wolf Recovery Program has been instrumental in helping to bring red wolves back from the brink of extinction and is vital for combating the imminent threats that continue to be faced by this endangered American species.
Over the past few months, more than 33,000 National Wildlife Federation wildlife advocates have sent messages urging their members of Congress to help provide much-needed funding for red wolf conservation programs.
But now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering whether to terminate the red wolf reintroduction program altogether in eastern North Carolina.
The red wolf reintroduction program in eastern North Carolina has been described as one of the most successful endangered species reintroduction programs in history. Already an endangered species, red wolves cannot afford to have this vital program cut.We can help ensure the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will continue their efforts to help bring red wolves back from the brink of extinction. Currently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is inviting the public to give input on the Red Wolf Recovery Program, but the deadline for public comment is Friday, September 26th.