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Sen. Tillis Calls For End To Red Wolves Preservation Program

red wolf and pup
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Thom Tillis is calling to end a protection program for red wolves in NC.

In 1980 red wolves were declared extinct in the wild, but a special program to preserve the population helped stop the species from dying out. Now U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina is asking the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service to terminate the program, and he is not alone in his desire. 

In 2015 the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission also requested for the program to be terminated. WUNC Managing Editor Dave Dewitt speaks with host Frank Stasio about the state of  red wolf preservation in North Carolina. 

Laura Pellicer is a digital reporter with WUNC’s small but intrepid digital news team.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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