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Speak Out for Red Wolves

Red wolf pups

With only about 45 individuals left in the wild -- and only three known breeding pairs -- red wolves need the help of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to survive.

But instead of strengthening protections for these highly endangered creatures, the Service has halted efforts to help their recovery. It wants to restrict red wolves to federal public lands in just one county in North Carolina -- and snatch any wolves that roam onto private lands out of the wild and into captivity.

This would undermine decades of recovery work and probably condemn the wild population to extinction. Instead, the Service needs to identify additional reintroduction sites and help landowners coexist with these rare and social animals.

Using the form on this page, send a letter to the Service requesting that it take definitive action to ensure their recovery.

Please take action by July 24, 2017.

Photo of red wolf pups by DJ Sharp/USFWS.

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