Red Wolves Released in North Carolina

Under a new plan submitted to a federal judge, government wildlife officials released two critically endangered red wolves into the wild in North Carolina in February and could place several more captive-bred wolves into the habitat this year. Red wolves once occupied much of the Eastern U.S. but were driven to near extinction by trapping, hunting and habitat loss before …

What Happens When States Manage Wolf Populations?

Trump has long pushed to remove Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections from grey wolves. If removed, management of wolves is passed on to the state, as has already happened in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. What happens when states, who historically have had strong opposition to wolves due to ranching concerns, are left to manage the populations? When ESA protections were …

BC Study Finds No Evidence to Support Predator Control

A new study released in British Columbia has found no evidence that the government-sponsored killing of wolves there has had any effect on the population of endangered caribou. The new research directly questions an earlier study that was used to justify the BC government’s wolf killing program. The implications of this new study are profound. Shortly after the earlier study …