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Defenders of Wildlife: The Year of Coexistence: May, Red Wolves

by Shannon Perry

For every step forward for a species under protection from the endangered species act, there are a few steps back. So follows the somewhat heartbreaking saga of the red wolf in the Carolinas. It has undergone protections, reintroductions, abandonment of said reintroductions, and then Fish and Wildlife seems to throw up their hands and say they belong in zoos. Let’s hope that in the next couple years things start to turn around. We can only hope, can’t we? And we can all put our voices behind letter writing, calls to reps and indeed to the Fish and Wildlife Service. Please read on to find out about the lack of support for these amazing wolves that will interbreed with coyotes as a last resort. May they survive.