Report: 20,000 Square Miles of Red Wolf Habitat Is Open for Urgently Needed Reintroductions
WASHINGTON— A new report reveals that approximately 20,000 square miles of public land across five sites in the southeastern United States would be well-suited to reintroducing red wolves. This critically endangered native species has dwindled to just 14 known individuals in the wild.
The report, released today by the Center for Biological Diversity, identifies suitable public lands in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Together the five sites could support nearly 500 breeding pairs of red wolves.
Today’s report urges the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to take steps immediately to return red wolves to these areas before they go extinct in the wild.Read more.
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