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Mother Red Wolf Killing a 'Significant Loss' in North Carolina

posted Jun 27, 2015, 6:30 PM by chloe owens

6/24/15, by Hayley Benton, Mountain Xpress

Mother red wolf killing a ‘significant loss’ in North Carolina

The shooting death of a mother red wolf in the Red Wolf Recovery Area of eastern North Carolina is a significant loss, conservation groups say.  The state’s red wolves are the only wild population of the species in the world, and were reintroduced decades after being on the brink of extinction. Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allowed the animal to be killed after a landowner’s claim that attempts at trapping were unsuccessful… Mike Senatore, vice president for conservation law for Defenders of Wildlife, said the landowner prevented the Fish and Wildlife Service from doing its job, but the agency was under no obligation to approve the kill. In his view, the agency should remove the provision that allows landowners to ask for removal or lethal control.