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Red Wolf Recovery Program Will Put Focus On Captivity

posted Dec 3, 2016, 2:14 PM by chloe owens

9/14/16, by Olivia Slagle, Daily Tarheel

Red wolf recovery program will put focus on captivity

USFS will change its Red Wolf Recovery Program to focus more on securing the captive wolf population…first move to increase and secure the population in captivity, that the investigation found cannot sustain itself in its current configuration…they will work to find new locations that could sustain an additional experimental wild population by October 2017, …[and] decrease the number of NC counties where wolves are protected from five to only the Dare County Bombing Range and the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. Animals that leave the area will be captured and integrated into the captive population. The final step will include a species Status Assessment and five-year status review.