The Red Wolf Coalition (RWC), established in 1997, is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Columbia, North Carolina. The RWC works to raise public awareness about the endangered red wolf and to promote opportunities for ecotourism in the area where the red wolf resides. The mission of the RWC is to advocate for the long-term survival of wild red wolf populations by teaching about red wolves and by fostering public involvement in red wolf conservation. The goals and objectives of the Red Wolf Coalition are:
RWC works in partnership with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Red Wolf Recovery Program to further accomplish these goals.
For more information visit: www.redwolves.com
The first European to describe the Red Wolf was Captain John Smith just 8 years after Pocahontas saved his life
In the mid-1970's, the only 14 remaining red wolves were captively bred to preserve the species, and by 1980, red wolves were declared extinct in the wild
The Red Wolf is the first carnivore to be restored in a range where it was extinct
Photos Courtesy of: Kim Wheeler(5), Barron Crawford(1), from left to right
A debate remains as to whether it is more related to the wolf or the coyote, but it is believed to be closer to the eastern wolf
Five counties in northeastern North Carolina, United States (Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Tyrrell, & Washington)
Prefer forests, swamps, and marshes
Nutria, rabbits, and rodents
Likes to "mark their territory" (like most "dogs") to demarcate their pack's territory
Free-spirited, power-jawed, speed-packed, power pup!