Only 14 known red wolves remain in the wild, all cornered into a small range in North Carolina.
By sitting on its hands and doing nothing to help them, the Trump administration signals it's fine with letting these animals vanish.
That's unacceptable — so we went to court to save them.
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has for years dragged its feet while red wolves were killed.
Its most recent proposal has been to slash their recovery area by 90%. And it has even wanted to allow wolves that left that small area to be shot without penalty.
Without this latest legal action, red wolves could be extinct from the wild in five years.
The Endangered Species Act was created for moments just like this. The Service has a legal obligation to red wolves and other species fighting the extinction crisis.
The agency committed to updating its plan to save red wolves, as required by the Act, by the end of last year.
But we, and red wolves, are still waiting. There's no time to lose. Our lawsuit will force the Service to forge a new path forward, which should include reintroducing red wolves now in captivity to the wild.
Once common throughout the southeastern United States, red wolves have been reduced to a single wild population in eastern North Carolina.
The administration sees a future without them. We see a future with red wolves, thriving across the wild Southeast.
double your support for red wolves today with a donation to the Endangered Species Act Protection Fund.
For the wild,