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  • A brown sign bent in half by high winds that reads St Vincent NWR

    Survivors of the storm

    October 22, 2018 | 6 minute readBradley Smith seeks evidence that the red wolves survived Hurricane Michael off St. Vincent NWR. Photo by Dan Chapman, USFWS. Apalachicola, Florida — Bradley Smith stood tall on the bow of the SeaArk 21-footer with a VHF antenna held high. It was quiet, too quiet. It had been six days since Hurricane Michael devastated the Panhandle and Smith was listening for signs of life on St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge. Learn more...

    The sand-clogged dock with St. Vincent NWR in the background. Photo by Dan Chapman, USFWS.

  • A drum-shapped buoy washed ashore with plam trees and a lighthouse in the distance

    Service makes headway in Hurricane Michael repairs

    October 17, 2018 | 5 minute readSt. Marks, Florida — The images of Hurricane Michael’s rampage across the Panhandle have been seared, by now, into the nation’s collective consciousness: the roofless homes; the mountains of debris; the long lines of anguished people; and the miles of chopped-in-half trees. The worst of the damage came courtesy of winds nearing 155 mph. Michael’s counter-clockwise punch, though, pushed water from the Gulf of Mexico deep inland, swamping small towns, barrier islands and wildlife refuges, particularly along Michael’s eastern edge. Learn more...

    A buoy washed ashore by Hurricane Michael at St. Marks NWR.

Caribbean

  • A vernal pool surrounded by bright purple flowers in the shadow of a forested mountain.

    Project evaluations

    The Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office promotes healthy wildlife and their habitat through a diverse group of programs: Endangered Species, Partners for Fish and Wildlife, Contaminants Program, Coastal Program and Project Evaluation. Learn more...

    Laguna Cartagena National Wildlife Refuge. Photo © José Almodóvar.

Faq

  • A small reddish-brown wolf with a large collar around its neck

    Red wolf recovery program evaluation

    September 19, 2018 | 3 minute readHow is the Service going to use the evaluation findings? The evaluation completed by the Wildlife Management Institute is currently being used to inform a broader internal agency evaluation regarding the future of the non-­essential experimental population in Eastern North Carolina. Program evaluations are a normal practice with any recovery program to ensure optimal effectiveness. It is part of an internal review process now underway. We will be consulting with key agency personnel as well as the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission throughout the process, however, the final decision will be made by the Service’s Southeast Regional Director. Learn more...

    Red wolf (Canis rufus) with radio collar. Photo by Ryan Nordsven, USFWS.

  • A male red wolf looks on as two pups play

    Red wolf recovery program review

    September 19, 2018 | 17 minute readWhy did the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) conduct a review for the Red Wolf Recovery Program? The Service recognized a need to gather additional science and research to better guide recovery of the endangered red wolf under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). To that end, the Service initiated a two-year, two-step review of the red wolf recovery program including the non-essential, experimental population in northeastern North Carolina. The review began in 2014 with a peer-reviewed program assessment by the Wildlife Management Institute. Learn more...

    Red wolf (Canis rufus) with pups. Photo by Valerie, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

  • A small reddish-brown wolf with a large collar around its neck

    Red wolf proposed 10j rule and draft environment assessment announcement

    June 27, 2018 | 7 minute readWhat is a red wolf? The red wolf is a native North American canid, a family that includes wolves, jackals, foxes, coyotes and the domestic dog. Adult red wolves can weigh 53-84 pounds and are about four feet from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail. Is the red wolf a true species? The most recent scientific publications continue to provide conflicting interpretations and support for various recommendations on the correct taxonomic status, the U. Learn more...

    Red wolf (Canis rufus) with radio collar. Photo by Ryan Nordsven, USFWS.

News

  • An inquisitive red wolf looks into the distance.

    Service extends red wolf review in North Carolina

    November 29, 2018 | 1 minute readIn light of a federal court ruling issued earlier this month in the Eastern District of North Carolina, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is extending its review of a proposed rule to adapt its management of red wolves in the state. The additional review time will provide the Service the opportunity to fully evaluate the implications of the court decision. Read the full story...

    Red wolf (Canis rufus). Photo by Valerie, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

  • A circular cloud formation as seen from space.

    “Dramatic shift” in hurricane’s path

    September 12, 2018 | 3 minute readHurricane Florence now appears poised to make a “big, grand tour” of several Southeastern states and elsewhere in the United States before petering out next week. That’s the assessment from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) meteorologist Kevin Scasny, who’s been tracking the storm since it whirled into life last week. “Stand by for a change in the next two days,” Scasny said in a Wednesday morning call to the Service’s Southeast regional headquarters in Atlanta, where officials are preparing for the hurricane’s landfall on Friday. Read the full story...

    A high-definition video camera outside the space station captured stark and sobering views of Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm. The video was taken on Tuesday as Florence churned across the Atlantic in a west-northwesterly direction with winds of 130 miles per hour. Photo by ESA/NASA–A. Gerst.

  • A male red wolf looks on as two pups play

    Service reopens comment period on new management rule for red wolves in North Carolina

    August 10, 2018 | 3 minute readThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the public comment period on a proposed rule to replace the existing regulations governing the nonessential experimental population of the red wolf under section 10(j) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). On June 28, 2018, the Service published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that would remove management efforts from existing private lands and instead focus continuing efforts on certain public lands in Hyde and Dare counties, North Carolina. Read the full story...

    Red wolf (Canis rufus) with pups. Photo by Valerie, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

  • A red wolf in a full run on a grassy field.

    Service proposes new management rule for non-essential, experimental population of red wolves in North Carolina

    June 27, 2018 | 3 minute readMore than 30 years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners began efforts to reintroduce the endangered red wolf into the wild in North Carolina. While many of the captive-bred wolves adapted well to a wild environment, the program faced unforeseen challenges, including hybridization of wolves with coyotes and conflicts with humans. After initially increasing, the population plateaued and then declined. Today, only approximately 35 wild wolves remain, with a further 200-plus wolves in captive breeding facilities. Read the full story...

    A sprinting red wolf. Photo by Curtis Carley for USFWS.

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