Red Wolves Under the Gun!
The last remaining population of wild red wolves inhabits a small portion of eastern North Carolina. Having faced extinction in the wild back in the 1980s, these wolves have endured their fair share of threats and challenges.
After a successful re-introduction and breeding program, roughly 100 wild red wolves now occupy the eastern part of the state.
One thing that is threatening the survival of the red wolf is their almost indistinguishable appearance from coyotes; they are virtually impossible to tell apart. In spite of this, the state has authorized almost unlimited hunting for coyotes in red wolf habitat.
We refuse to sit on the sidelines and watch as these precious creatures slip further toward extinction. Last week, Defenders filed suit in federal court to stop the uncontrolled hunting of coyotes in the red wolves’ North Carolina habitat and we need your support to keep up this fight!
Please donate today! The future of wild red wolves is in our hands and we can’t let them disappear forever!