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Red Wolf

What Defenders Is Doing to Help Red Wolves

Defenders has been working on red wolf recovery since the mid-1980s through a combination of advocacy and public education. The species, once considered extinct in the wild, now numbers more than 100 in northeastern North Carolina.

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The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has asked FWS to give up on red wolves and shut down the wolf’s recovery program in the wild! Please urge FWS to stand strong on red wolf recovery!
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