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Red Wolf Program to Undergo Review

posted Aug 6, 2014, 2:48 PM by chloe owens

8/3/14, Associated Press, News & Record

Red wolf program to undergo review

Charlotte – the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to review the red wolf program, raising the possibility that the 27-6ear experiment to restore the rare predators in eastern North Carolina may come to an end…the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission asked the federal agency this month to “determine the appropriateness of continuing the experimental (wolf) program.”  The 90 to 110 endangered wolves roaming near Albemarle Sound have been under fire for several years.  A growing number of gunshot deaths threaten the group’s ability to reproduce.