Senate’s Amendment to Farm Bill Threatens Red Wolves

And more bad news for red wolves 🙁 I feel like such a downer, but I think you should know that a bill being proposed in the senate would have grave effects for red wolves. Head over to the red wolf coalition website for more info on bill SA 2315 of the Farm Bill. There might be wonderful parts of this Farm Bill for many different constituents, but for red wolves, not-so-much.Read more

Groundbreaking update.

Groundbreaking for the red wolf center in Columbia, NC  occurred last week. Kim Wheeler posted this video of day one of work. (And while we’re talking wolves, BIG THANKS for supporting the Crowdrise challenge: the red wolf coalition took second place and earned an additional $15,000!).        Read more

Groundbreaking for Red Wolf Center!

  Kim Wheeler, the Executive Director of the Red Wolf Coalition, sent me some photos of groundbreaking for the new wolf exhibit out in red wolf country. This will be the only facility located in the heart of red wolf country- where red wolves roam free – where people can actually see a red wolf. The enclosure will be finished sometime this summer, and I’ll keep you informed as to when wolves will arrive for viewing. It’s exciting!!    Read more

Another possible set back for red wolf conservation

  As if the endangered red wolf didn’t have the deck stacked enough against it, a new law is being proposed that could make life for the 100+ red wolves that roam free in NC much harder. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) has proposed making night hunting of coyotes and feral pigs legal throughout North Carolina, including the five county area where red wolves roam free. This rule would allow unlimited hunting 24 hours a day with the use of artificialRead more

QuikPost: red wolf article

A lengthy and inclusive article about red wolves and the issues they face was in the Charlotte Observer  Sunday. Click here to read it, or click on the link below. more

Spotlight: Kim Wheeler

This is Kim Wheeler on the left. (She’s with Diane Hendry, the Outreach Coordinator for the Red wolf Recovery Program- I’ll spotlight her a different month though). The photo of the wolves is one of the most famous red wolf photos ever taken and it is of red wolves born right here at the Museum of Life and Science! Kim would rather not be the center of attention, but if that’s what it takes to help out red wolves she’llRead more