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Speak Out, Show Up 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.

There are two things you can do to help save red wolves. First, using the form on this page, send a letter to the Service requesting that it take definitive action to ensure their recovery.

And if you can, help us pack the house at two hearings taking place this week in North Carolina:

Red Wolf Hearing in Swan Quarter
Tuesday, June 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Mattamuskeet High School Cafeteria
20392 U.S. Highway 264, Swan Quarter, NC 27885

Red Wolf Hearing in Manteo
Thursday, June 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge Auditorium
100 Conservation Way, Manteo, NC 27954

You can find more information about these hearings here. If you have any questions, please contact the Center's senior attorney for our Endangered Species Program, Collette Adkins.

We hope you can join us in speaking out and showing up for red wolves.


Please take action by July 24, 2017.

Photo of red wolf pups by DJ Sharp/USFWS.

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