28 Jun '18, 4pm

FWS Proposal 'Dooms' Wild Population of Endangered Red Wolves

In April, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) released a report saying that the only remaining wild population of red wolves, in eastern North Carolina, could go extinct within eight years. On Wednesday, the FWS published a proposal that seems likely to speed that process along. The proposal would limit protected territory to public lands and remove restrictions on killing or harming wolves on private lands. "We're very disappointed in this plan," Southern Environmental Law Center attorney Ramona McGee told The Washington Post . "It's a plan that effectively dooms the red wolf in the wild. It's not enough to sustain a population, and if they wander off that [refuge] they can be shot and killed the moment they cross that boundary." The FWS estimates there are approximately 35 red wolves left in the wild, a dozen of which live in the public lands that would be their onl...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/red-wolves-fws-proposal-25820528...

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