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A-State Steps Up to Save Endangered Red Wolves

When Arkansas State University settled on “Red Wolves” as its new athletics mascot in 2008, little thought was given to the educational platform that would be created to help save …

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Red Wolves: A Species on the Brink of Extinction in the Wild

Once one of the few apex predators to roam the U.S. Southeast, wild red wolves are now close to extinction. A smaller, reddish-colored version of their cousin, the gray wolf, …

Saving Red Wolves in the Wild with Amazing Foster Den Families

After disappearing from the wild and being carefully reintroduced and conserved, only about 40 endangered red wolves live in the wild in the entire world. They now make their homes in the …

Sounds Solutions for Fisheries Management

The huge, intricate and bountiful network of waterways known as North Carolina’s Albemarle/Pamlico Sound Estuary is a fabulous resource.  The system includes eight estuaries/sounds that provide critical habitat and water …

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Why we are fighting for offshore wind power

For years, the National Wildlife Federation has called on our leaders in Washington and coastal states to seize the abundant clean energy potential in the wind off our shores. Until December …

North Carolina Adds to Offshore Wind Power Momentum

It is so exciting to see the momentum building for American offshore wind power – our golden opportunity to produce wildlife-friendly, clean power right where it is needed and launch …

Long Road Ahead for Endangered Red Wolves

Facing an Uncertain Future While North Carolina’s Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge was the first release site with the reintroduction of four male-female pairs in 1987, the red wolf now …

Landowners Needed to Save the Red Wolf

The last fourteen remaining red wolves were rescued from the brink of extinction 35 years ago and became the ancestors of all red wolves alive today. Through careful breeding and …

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National Wildlife Week: Charlotte Attracts Extraordinary Wildlife Through Community Habitats

In 2013, the Charlotte Reconnecting Ourselves with Nature (CROWN) chapter of North Carolina Wildlife Federation launched the Charlotte Naturally initiative to get the city certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat.  …

Red Wolves: an Endangered Species in Peril

Near the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the heart of the five county Albemarle Peninsula, there is a federal wildlife refuge called Alligator River. With more than 152,000 square …

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