Date: 2015-11-16 05:32
From: “Jamie Rappaport Clark, Defenders of Wildlife”
Dear pbnb reader,
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) continues to rely upon a flawed and inadequate program to conserve struggling red wolves of North Carolina, and the results have been heartbreaking.
We’re filing suit in federal court to compel FWS to follow the conservation mandate under the Endangered Species Act and reverse these endangered wolves’ rapid slide toward extinction in the wild.
Your help provides the resources we need to carry on these high stakes court cases. And as you’ve probably noticed, our lawyers are exceptionally busy lately.
Please donate today to save red wolves and other imperiled species and their habitats.
It’s increasingly clear that FWS has all but abandoned the roughly 50-75 red wolves that are clinging to survival in the coastal forests of eastern North Carolina.
Recently, a mother red wolf was shot and killed – with FWS permission! No effort was made to move the animal onto protected land, or to try other non-lethal methods.
Over 60 red wolves have been lost to gunshots, vehicle strikes and other factors since 2012, reducing the population by more than 50 percent.
Over the past decade, FWS has fallen woefully short in its legally-mandated efforts to foster the recovery of these beautiful and secretive animals. Red wolves once roamed from Pennsylvania to Florida. Today, as few as 50-75 animals survive in the wild in a small part of eastern North Carolina.
Help Defenders fight to save red wolves and other imperiled species and their habitats.
Thank you so much for all you do.
Jamie Rappaport Clark
President, Defenders of Wildlife
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