The Secret World of Red Wolves

The Secret World of Red Wolves

The Fight to Save North America's Other Wolf

Book - 2013
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"Red wolves are shy, elusive, and misunderstood predators. Until the 1800s, they were common in the longleaf pine savannas and deciduous forests of the southeastern United States. But red wolves were nearly annihilated by habitat degradation, persecution, and interbreeding with the coyote. Today, reintroduced red wolves are found only on peninsular northeastern North Carolina within less than 1 percent of their former range. In "The Secret World of Red Wolves," nature writer T. DeLene Beeland shadows the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's pioneering recovery program over the course of a year to craft an intimate portrait of the red wolf, its history, and its restoration. Her engaging portrait of this top-level predator traces the intense effort of conservation personnel to restore a species that has slipped to the verge of extinction. Beeland weaves together the voices of scientists, conservationists, and local landowners while posing larger questions about human coexistence with red wolves, our understanding of what defines this animal as a distinct species and how climate change may swamp its current habitat"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2013]
ISBN: 9781469601991
Branch Call Number: 599.773 BEELAND
Characteristics: xiv, 256 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm


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