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Monday, November 27, 2017

Save the Red Wolves? Didn't We Just Do This?

This is exhausting...

The following was posted by the Alt National Park Service.  I've verified it from several sources.

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Attn: Tucked away in the Senate report accompanying the funding bill for the Department of the Interior is a directive to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to end the Red Wolf recovery program and declare the Red Wolf extinct. The red wolf is the world's most endangered canid and currently can only be found in five counties of North Carolina. Thanks to recovery efforts, red wolf populations peaked at 130 individuals. Tomorrow please call and email your Senators about this issue. #SavetheRedWolf
There are so many challenges that we face in saving endangered species.  That we have to actually fight with the agencies that are SUPPOSED to be leading the efforts to protect those same animals is just absurd.  I feel like I have spent an exhausting amount of time sending emails and making phone calls to uninformed politicians (or, more often, their aides), and have even managed to corner one or two at an event once.  The lack of damns given is just breathtaking....

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