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Red Wolves Need Emergency Protection, Conservationists Say

posted Jul 29, 2016, 6:36 PM by chloe owens

5/31/16, by Joanna Klein, New York Times

Red Wolves Need Emergency Protection, Conservationists Say

Conservation groups submitted an emergency petition last week requesting that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service increase protection for the only wild population of red wolves left in the world…Recently the population has declined by more than 50% in just 2 years. There are only 45 to 60 red wolves now living in the wild, and they are threatened, mostly by hunters mistaking them for coyotes and shooting them…

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/01/science/red-wolves-north-carolina-fish-and-wildlife-service.html?_r=1

 

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