and by fostering public involvement in red wolf conservation.
18 November 2015: Red Wolf Advocates File Suit Over Fish & Wildlife Service’s Failure to Protect Wild Wolves
Conservation groups filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for its failure to protect the world’s only wild population of red wolves, and for other illegal actions including authorizing the killing of a breeding female red wolf in a population of only 50-75 red wolves in the wild. The conservation groups involved in the litigation are the Red Wolf Coalition, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI); all are represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center.
“Today we’ve gone to court to protect the world’s only wild population of red wolves that are now in critical condition with only about 50 to 75 red wolves remaining in the wild,” said Sierra Weaver, senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center who represents the conservation groups in today’s court filing. “The wild survival of America’s rarest wolf depends on whether the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acts responsibly and fulfills its legal duty.”
Other Red Wolf Coalition Headlines…
- Red Wolf Advocates to Sue US Fish & Wildlife Service (9/1/2015) - Conservation groups today notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of their intent to sue the agency for its failure to protect the world’s only wild population of red wolves, and for its illegal action in authorizing the killing of … Continue reading
- RWC Mini-Grant Program Begins 3 August 2015 (7/14/2015) - Thanks to the generous support of Timberland, the Red Wolf Coalition is able to fund a number of mini-grants to support red wolf conservation programs undertaken by SSP-member zoos and animal facilities. Programs involving partnerships between two or more facilities are invited … Continue reading
- Scientific Community Comments on WMI Review, NCWRC Resolutions (7/1/2015) - Wildlife scientists across North America have added their voices to the ongoing debate regarding red wolf conservation. In letters to both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC), these researchers have outlined … Continue reading