When the North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) calls and asks for emergency funding, we know it is important. US Fish & Wildlife Services (USFWS) has announced they will be releasing 10 red wolves from human care into the wild. Red wolves will soon be on their way to Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and the acclimation pen they are going to occupy has been damaged by bears. They need a new habitat quickly and don’t have time to ask for a grant.
We offer financing immediately for a new pen. The pen is built in under a week and the wolves will be able to acclimate before being released into the wild. A great partnership between Weiler Woods for Wildlife, the North Carolina Wildlife Federation and USFWS.
A new red wolf habitat at the Endangered Wolf Center
In order to rewild red wolves, more wolves need to be bred in human care. So when the Endangered Wolf Center asks us to partner with them to build a new habitat for a breeding pair of red wolves, we say yes! Fingers crossed for lots of puppies.
And sometimes, endangered plants need saving!
While red wolves are our priority, there is plenty of work to be done for other species, including endangered plants. Our outreach also includes emergency funding for land purchases where endangered animals or plants need protection.
We work closely with Conserving Carolina, our local land protection organization, to save special parcels of land. A bog with one of only 6 known colonies of endangered mountain pitcher plants is just one of the several projects on which we have worked recently.
Help us raise $100,000 for emergency funds
In order to continue to help our partners when a catastrophe strikes, we have established an emergency fund. Our goal is to grow the fund to $100,000 thru donations of cash, stocks and legacy gifts. All fund requests will be evaluated and approved by our Board.
If you would like to contribute to the fund, please make a donation or contact us for more information at [email protected]ilerwoods.com. Since the inception of Weiler Woods for Wildlife (before & after forming our nonprofit), we have granted over $150,000 in emergency funds.