U.S. District Court Judge Terrence Boyle has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated provisions of the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act in rolling back protections of red wolves in eastern North Carolina.
Red Wolf Program Comment Period Reopens
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the public comment period for a proposed rule that would remove management efforts from existing private lands and instead focus continuing efforts on certain public lands in Hyde and Dare counties
NC Legislators Blast Red Wolf Plan
Seventeen N.C. legislators have joined 12 lawmakers from other states in signing a statement condemning a proposal to scale back the Red Wolf Recovery Program in the northeastern part of the state.
Proposed Rule Would Allow Red Wolf Takes
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, bowing to opposition from property owners in northeastern North Carolina, proposed Wednesday a new rule that would remove the prohibition on killing red wolves on non-federal lands.
Rebuild the Red Wolf Recovery Effort
Guest columnist Christian Hunt of Defenders of Wildlife writes that a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal to reduce the Red Wolf Recovery Program’s territory will lead to the species’ extinction in the wild.
Prospects Dim for Endangered Red Wolves
Conditions in northeastern North Carolina are unfavorable for sustaining the dwindling population of red wolves, according to an assessment released last week, but wildlife officials say they’re not giving up on recovery.
Senate Bill Would End Red Wolf Program
A Senate panel has asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to end its 30-year effort to help the nearly-extinct eastern red wolf recover in the wild.
Agency Moves to Revamp Red Wolf Program
The Fish and Wildlife Service is considering public input as it overhauls its red wolf recovery program, a controversial effort to save an endangered species.
Conflicts, Ill Will Threaten Red Wolf Recovery
Angry landowners, public mistrust and unsettled science spurred the recent dramatic policy reversal and continuing threats to end the endangered red wolf recovery program in northeastern North Carolina.
Rolling Back the Red Wolf Recovery Effort
In the first of a two-part series, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s endangered red wolf recovery program, once hailed as a groundbreaking conservation effort, is now in danger of repeal.
Judge Says Feds Have Failed Red Wolves
A U.S. District judge granted a preliminary injunction barring federal officials fro removing red wolves from properties and slammed the officials for declining populations.
Feds to Scale Back Red Wolf Recovery Area
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced coming changes in the way it manages its red wolf recovery program in northeastern North Carolina, scaling back the area where wolves roam wild.
Another View of the Red Wolves’ Saga
Almost two dozen cameras set in the wilds surrounding the Alligator River have captured an amazing array of wildlife. Conservationists hope to use the photos as evidence that the beleaguered red wolf isn’t hurting local wildlife as some claim.
Coyotes Emerge as Coastal Predators
Coyotes are rarely seen in numbers along the N.C. coast but state wildlife officials say there is evidence of large populations here and throughout the state, prompting concerns about pets and livestock and crossbreeding with red wolves.
Guest Column: The State of Predators
Sharks splashed across headlines this summer but not reported is that many shark species are near extinction and that could upset entire marine ecosystems.
Alligator River Refuge
The watery wilderness that is the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is 30 years old this year. The red wolves, the red cockaded woodpeckers, the black bears and, yes, the alligators should be rejoicing.