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3-28-19 A Red Wolf is a Red Wolf!

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3-28-19 The Academy of Sciences announces a red wolf is a distinct wolf species and is also distinct from grey wolves and coyotes. Read their summary here. Maybe this will finally settle the raging debate as to whether red wolves are a critically endangered canid or merely a hybrid of wolf & coyote. Why is…

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2-21-2019 Extinct No More

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Giant Tortoise Discovered Extinct species? What do a giant tortoise and a giant bee have in common? They are both big? True, but even better, they both were thought to be extinct and have been newly discovered alive. How exciting! A Giant Tortoise on Fernandina Island in The Galapagos was discovered on Feb 17, 2019,…

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1-30-2019 Eastern Monarch Butterfly Numbers Increase by 144%.

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Some good news. The population of Eastern monarchs, which overwinter in Mexico, is the largest since 2007 with a 144%. However, the Western monarch population is down 86% over last year so all is not rosy. What can you do? Continue (or start if you have not already) to plant native milkweed as both a…

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12-1-18: Red Wolf Decision Postponed

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US Fish & Wildlife Service (USF&WS) announced they are extending their review of a rule to manage the last remaining red wolf population in North Carolina. On Nov 5, a judge ruled USF&WS violated the Endangered Species Act by allowing landowners to shoot red wolves that were not endangering people, pets or livestock. By delaying…

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