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Are People Confusing Protected Red Wolves With Coyotes?

posted Nov 15, 2013, 6:05 PM by chloe owens

11/8/13, by Phoebe Judge, WUNC 91.5 North Carolina Public Radio

Are People Confusing Protected Red Wolves With Coyotes?

Members of conservation groups and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission met today to discuss a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court over the impact of expanded hunting privileges on coyotes, and the potential impact on the state’s red wolf population.  Last week two red wolves were killed in the eastern part of North Carolina.  That puts the number of red wolves killed in the last year at 10.  Which when you are dealing with a total population of red wolves in the wild at 100 is cause for alarm.  More so when you consider that just 100 years ago the robust red wolf population was thriving up and down the eastern seaboard.  By the 1920’s the population had gone all but extinct because of hunting and disease.

http://wunc.org/post/are-people-confusing-protected-red-wolves-coyotes

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