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Rare species faces growing threat

[large thumbnail url=”rare-species-faces-growing-threat” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”13″] [thumbnail icon url=”rare-species-faces-growing-threat” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”13″] The Charlotte Observer published a well written article regarding the continued struggles of the extremely rare red wolf.

EAST LAKE Two decades after a grand experiment began to restore nearly extinct red wolves to their N.C. homeland, far deadlier predators – people – are killing them again.

The gunshot toll among wolves in northeastern North Carolina has grown in the past five years despite federal law protecting them. Seven wolves have been shot since October. Federal agents are investigating two more deaths in April, and $15,000 rewards have been offered.

The shootings underscore the depth of age-old animosities toward wolves. While conservationists celebrate their return, hunters and landowners often see wolves as vermin that no longer belong among the coastal swamps, forests and fields…

Read the entire article on charlotteobserver.com: Rare species faces growing threat

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