“This despicable proposal will absolutely result in the extinction of the red wolf in North Carolina and the greater Southeast.”
Conservation groups are condemning the killing of a critically endangered female red wolf in the Red Wolf Recovery Area of eastern North Carolina. The killing was authorized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after the landowner denied the service to access the property to trap and remove the wolf.
Kudos to Jake Frankel for his revealing April article, “Bought and Sold,” regarding Buncombe County’s endeavor to publish records of the sale and trade of the very human beings upon whose backs our county was built. Frankel adeptly describes this project that sheds some light on another part of a nearly forgotten story and will […]
Thank you for your April 10 article "Don't Tread on Me." Your article mentions the possibility of closing the WNC Nature Center, home to one of the Species Survival Programs for critically endangered red wolves. There are fewer than 100 red wolves in the wild. Several of those have been killed in recent months by […]
After reading your April 10 article "Don't Tread on Me," I felt an immediate sense of both worry and dread. The article mentions the potential closing of the WNC Nature Center, and that place is more than just an economic burden. Rather, I would argue that it has helped the city of Asheville. It has […]
Thank you for posting the Nov. 16 Blogwire, “Reward Offered for Information Related to Fourth Red Wolf Death.” (See http://avl.mx/nh.) I fail to see the wisdom of continuing the night hunting of coyotes using spotlights that the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has allowed since August. Since then, four protected red wolves have been shot. […]
One was one too many! Now four radio-collared, endangered red wolves have been killed and still the nighttime hunting with spotlights in the red wolf habitat goes on. (See http://avl.mx/nh.) Why are these folks allowed to ignore the Endangered Species Act and continue killing? The red wolf recovery area/habitat should be free of hunting anything […]
I am outraged that yet another endangered red wolf is dead. (See http://avl.mx/nh.) Not only is there no valid reason for the coyote hunt, but many of us tried to tell Executive Director Gordon Myers and the N.C. Wildlife Commission that the hunt put red wolves in danger. In a night hunt, it is next […]
An $870,000 sliver of the $410 billion federal spending package passed last week will support the Red Wolf Recovery Project operated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services. Some of that money is slated to trickle down to the WNC Nature Center, which is one of 32 breeding sites for the endangered species.