Speaking Saturday at the Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival, Pete Benjamin with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said he was optimistic about the success of the long-controversial recovery effort.
Managers report positive shift in red wolf recovery efforts
As the public comment period for the draft revised recovery plan for the endangered species continues this month, wildlife officials and advocates cite recent successes.
Fish and Wildlife Service asks for help in red wolf death
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the successful prosecution in the death of the protected red wolf found in Tyrrell County last month.
Prospects improve for effort to save wild red wolves in NC
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is ramping back up the endangered red wolf recovery program, which had struggled amid declining political support and increasing cases of wolf shootings, poisonings and vehicle strikes.
Feds withdraw plan to scale back red wolf protections in NC
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service cited recent court decisions and public comments about the 2018 proposal to remove most private land in the 1.7-million-acre recovery area in Hyde, Tyrrell, Dare, Beaufort and Washington counties.
Groups release 8 captive red wolves into NC recovery area
For the first time in years, endangered red wolves, four adults and four pups, have been released into the recovery area in northeastern North Carolina.
Judge Orders Release of Red Wolves in NC
A federal judge has sided with conservation groups, ruling that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must immediately resume releases of captive-bred red wolves into the management area in northeastern North Carolina.
Wildlife Groups Challenge Red Wolf Rules
Conservation groups sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Monday for claiming it can’t release any more captive wolves into the wild, although the management strategy had proved successful in the past.
Study to Look Closer at Red Wolf Ancestry
Two weeks after a federal court ordered a recovery plan update for the endangered red wolf population in northeastern North Carolina, a new report lays out plans to further study the species’ genetics.
New Program to Help Support NC Wildlife
A new habitat improvement program is open to private landowners in five northeastern North Carolina counties within the current population area of wild red wolves.
Updated Red Wolf Recovery Plan Delayed
Although a federal judge ruled in 2018 that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was not abiding by its legal requirement to properly protect red wolves, there’s still no updated recovery plan.
‘Red Wolf Revival’ Screenings to be Held
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host free screenings in January of “Red Wolf Revival,” a 2015 documentary about the last remaining wild population of red wolves.
Fish and Wildlife Won’t Release Red Wolf Data
The Southern Environmental Law Center filed a lawsuit Monday against the Fish and Wildlife Service for refusing to release information on the critically endangered red wolf population in Eastern North Carolina.
Report Says Red Wolves Genetically Distinct
A report released Thursday by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine finds that the red wolf population roaming northeastern North Carolina is a distinct species deserving protection.
Feds to Extend Review of Red Wolf Rule
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it will extend its review of a proposed rule to adapt its management of red wolves in North Carolina in light of a recent federal court ruling.
Court Ruling No Guarantee for Red Wolves
Wildlife advocates won a decisive victory earlier this month when a federal judge banned the capture and killing of red wolves on private property, but the endangered species’ future isn’t so clear.