Red Wolf Adoption Kit

Your adoption supports our work advocating for red wolf recovery, educating community members, and taking lawmakers to court for failing to protect these critically endangered animals.

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Red Wolf Adoption Kit

As low as $25.00
The red wolf is the world’s most endangered canid. A distinct species to North America, the red wolf once ranged across the southeastern U.S. from Pennsylvania to Florida and as far west as Texas. Once declared extinct in the wild, successful reintroductions brought red wolves back North Carolina, but today fewer than 45 wolves remain due to mismanagement of the recovery program by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The largest threat to red wolf recovery is mismanagement, leading to illegal poaching, lack of enforcement of management strategies, and even kill permits of on private lands. The near abandonment of red wolf recovery by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service combined with continued habitat loss from human development, illegal killings, deaths due to vehicle strikes, and the effects of climate change on their isolated habitat in a small coastal area, continue to jeopardize red wolf recovery and the fate of the species.

Your adoption supports our work advocating for red wolf recovery, educating community members, and taking lawmakers to court for failing to protect these critically endangered animals.