US North Carolina gov: Endangered wolf protection should stay

22:31  31 july  2018
22:31  31 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Albemarle Peninsula, NC —Private landowners in the five counties of North Carolina where red wolves roam signed a petition, sent today to U.S Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe, expressing their support for keeping endangered red wolves on their land.

Work continues on future management of Eastern North Carolina experimental population. The red wolf was listed as endangered in 1967 and declared extinct in the wild in 1980. Phil Kloer, Public Affairs Specialist Philip_kloer@fws. gov , (404) 679-7299.

FILE - In this June 13, 2017 file photo, a red wolf female peers back at her 7-week old pup in their habitat at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper has written a letter urging the federal government to reconsider plans to shrink the territory of the only remaining wild population of endangered red wolves. Cooper's letter says he wants the wolves' current five-county territory kept intact. That contradicts condemnation of the red wolf recovery program by North Carolina's Republican-majority wildlife commission. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this June 13, 2017 file photo, a red wolf female peers back at her 7-week old pup in their habitat at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper has written a letter urging the federal government to reconsider plans to shrink the territory of the only remaining wild population of endangered red wolves. Cooper's letter says he wants the wolves' current five-county territory kept intact. That contradicts condemnation of the red wolf recovery program by North Carolina's Republican-majority wildlife commission. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina's governor is urging federal authorities not to reduce protections for endangered red wolves that can only be found in the state.

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Federal wildlife officials warn North Carolina 's wolf population could disappear in just years. The purpose of the five-year review was largely to evaluate the wolves ' endangered species status, and the service said the red wolves should remain protected under the Endangered Species Act – a piece

US Fish and Wildlife Service has allowed one of world’s rarest wolves to be killed, as an estimated 50 to 75 are left in North Carolina wilderness, lawsuit alleges.

In a letter sent to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper asked the agency to maintain the current five-county conservation area for the wolves.

Only about 35 red wolves remain in the wild, all in eastern North Carolina.

In June, the federal government proposed shrinking the current conservation area and lifting restrictions on shooting wolves that leave it. North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Secretary Susi Hamilton says such changes could lead to the species' extinction.

Cooper's request clashes with the stance taken by North Carolina's own Republican appointee-controlled Wildlife Resources Commission, which opposes federal red wolf recovery efforts.

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