red wolf

Wolf Haven International

The U.S. Fish Wildlife Service has decided to continue their nearly 30 year conservation effort of the endangered red wolf in northeastern North Carolina.  But conservation groups aren’t happy with the announcement.  

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Red Wolf Recovery Program is responsible for the reintroduction of the species declared biologically extinct in the 1980s.  Now, after decades of work, they may dismantle the program all together. Local conservation groups recently held rallies to show their support, while some private landowners in the red wolf recovery area want to see the program end. 

Jared Brumbaugh

A program that saved the red wolf from extinction could come to an end.  This week, we talk to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official about the experimental Red Wolf Recovery Program and the review that will determine its effectiveness.

  A program that saved the red wolf from extinction could come to an end.  This week on the Down East Journal, we talk to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official about the experimental Red Wolf Recovery Program and the review that will determine its effectiveness.  And, the summer concert series “Swanfest” continues at the coast this Sunday with a special Independence Day weekend offering.  Listen for the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.

The Endangered Species Act is now 40 years old.  We speak with an expert about how the ESA has helped animal populations like red wolves and red-cockaded woodpeckers make a comeback in eastern North Carolina.

  The Endangered Species Act is now 40 years old.  This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with an expert about how the ESA has helped animal populations like red wolves and red-cockaded woodpeckers make a comeback in eastern North Carolina.  Listen for the Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas. 

"Coyote" Jerry Murray - photographer/USFWS "Red Wolf" Ryan Nordsven - photographer/USFWS.

It’s estimated that there are less than 100 red wolves in existence, and they roam a five county area in northeastern North Carolina.  Now, these small pockets are endangered further.  We explore the two most recent red wolf deaths in Washington County and the reward being offered for any information leading to an arrest.

It’s estimated that there are less than 100 red wolves in existence, and they roam a five county area in northeastern North Carolina.  Now, these small pockets are endangered further.  This week on the Down East Journal, we explore the two most recent red wolf deaths in Washington County and the reward being offered for any information leading to an arrest. The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.

We examine a controversial North Carolina rule that some believe has contributed to the deaths of the rare and endangered Red Wolf.

"Coyote" Jerry Murray - photographer/USFWS
"Red Wolf" Ryan Nordsven - photographer/USFWS.

This week on the Down East Journal, we examine a controversial North Carolina rule that some believe has contributed to the deaths of the rare and endangered Red Wolf. And, we speak with Camp Lejeune Marines assisting with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in New York. Plus, new commentary from Joan Carris.