Petition: Protect Red Wolves in North Carolina!

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Due to a recovery program, the few red wolves that are left live only in the state of North Carolina after being released in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge from a captive breeding program.

As of 2001, there were about 120 red wolves in the wild, but their population is down. There are currently less than 40 in the wild. Red wolves are predicted to be extinct in eight years.

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is supposed to protect them under the Endangered Species Act, but has been failing them.

They issue permits allowing them to be killed and do not investigate illegal killings.

This greatly affects their population and recovery because the leading cause of death for these animals is gunfire.

Now they’re planning to hurt the red wolf population even more to the brink of extinction.

The FWS has proposed to reduce the red wolves’ recovery area by 90 percent. In the little bit of habitat they’d have, it’s estimated that less than 15 red wolves would survive.

Sherry Samuels, animal department director at the Museum of Life and Science, says about the wolves: “It’s just an impressive thing to watch them, how they care for each other and how they each have their role.

If we lose them, we lose an opportunity to show we are better. As humans, we can do better.”

Sign this petition to let the FWS know you oppose their proposal to reduce the recovery area for the red wolves and they should be doing everything they can to help the wolves recover.

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 24 July 2019.


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Sylvie Beclard

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Isabelle Fernandès

Les loups rouges sont condamnés à moins que nous arrêtions leur extinction destinataire: US Fish and Wildlife Service 216 077 SUPPORTEURS 220 000 BUT Le monde a presque déjà perdu des loups rouges et nous risquons maintenant de les perdre de nouveau par la main même de l’agence chargée de les protéger. Les loups rouges parcouraient autrefois de vastes parties du sud-est, mais ils ont été pratiquement éliminés dans les années 1960 en raison de la perte d’habitat et des programmes de contrôle des prédateurs endémiques. En 1980, ils ont été officiellement déclarés éteints dans la nature. Au cours des… Read more »

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Dette Charlier

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Bernadette Gustin

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Dominique Benoit-Girard

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Lo Purple

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Hab Bee

Signed

Nancy Burnette

I signed July 3rd

Lim Kooi Choong

SIGNED

Michèle Haudebourg

Already signed and shared petition.

Tonia Vassila

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Karen Lyons Kalmenson

A world without wolves, isn’t

Marilyn Luciano Gonzalez

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Winnie Lisowski

Signed No:-m 215,737 & shared to Bears ‘N’ Wolves R Us

Di Sianny Bryant

a/s 2018