BusinessEnvironmentResearch Shows Red Wolves Coexist with Deer, Other Game...

Research Shows Red Wolves Coexist with Deer, Other Game Species

-

- Advertisment -sslate

There are plenty of deer, wild turkey and other game species in eastern North Carolina’s red wolf recovery area, according to new research.

Wildlife scientists say while red wolves coexist with other game species, there’s more work to do to build up their population so they have a better chance of survival.

North Carolina is the only place in the world where red wolves exist in the wild. Chief Scientist at the Wildlands Network Ron Sutherland has monitored the wolves and other wildlife since 2015 with motion-sensitive trail cameras in the recovery area.

Some local landowners believe red wolves are depleting game animals, but Sutherland said that doesn’t appear to be the case.

“The fears that the red wolf is causing a wildlife disaster were just grossly inaccurate and misplaced,” said Sutherland. “And people just need to relax about the wolves; they’re part of the native ecosystem.”

He said in addition to deer and turkey, the cameras captured plenty of quail, bears and other wildlife.

Three decades ago, a small group of captive-bred red wolves were released into the state’s Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. The number of wild red wolves peaked in the mid-2000s to more than 100, but has taken a steady nosedive and is now under ten.

wolves

Joseph Hinton, a postdoctoral researcher at Michigan Technological University, studies coyote populations in the Southeast. He said there’s no evidence red wolves are impacting the coyote population.

“Because there’s enough coyotes everywhere that, when you create these holes, they just fill them in,” said Hinton. “And with wolves, we don’t have enough wolves to replace those dead wolves.”

Sutherland added the presence of red wolves contributes to a healthy and thriving biodiverse landscape.

“Having the wolves helps protect the forest,” said Sutherland. “And they also help control populations of things like mesopredators, which is fancy word for medium-sized carnivores, like raccoons and possums.”

Earlier this year, a small number of red wolves was released into the recovery area after conservation groups won a federal court ruling. They’d called on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to speed up its plan to release more captive wolves into the wild.

Sunshine Slate
Sunshine Slatehttps://www.sunshineslate.com
Sunshine Slate is your news, entertainment, music fashion website. We provide you with the latest breaking news and videos straight from the United States of America.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Florida Expert stresses Vigilance, Compassion this Hurricane Season

As experts predict one of the busiest Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, they also recommended Florida residents and visitors prepare, so they will stay safe.

Best Apps and Games for your New Mobile Phone

We can install any app from the google play store very quickly. Let’s take a look at some most amazing apps for android mobile phones.

From Arrest to Release: The Role of Bail Bonds in the Justice System

The judicial ecosystem comprises various components that work together to afford individuals their constitutional rights

The Balanced Approach to Considering an Uncontested Divorce

An approach such as an uncontested divorce angle can provide a semblance of peace in this otherwise tumultuous process.
- Advertisement -

Thriving After Divorce: A Guide to Successful Co-Parenting and Child Custody

Co-parenting is a shared endeavor that requires both parents to actively participate in raising their children despite a divorce or separation

A Guide to Co-Parenting and Shared Custody After Divorce

Co-parenting emerges as a strategy wherein both parents actively participate in raising their children, irrespective of the marriage's dissolution.
edealo.com
- Advertisement -sslate
transformerscon

Must read

Best Apps and Games for your New Mobile Phone

We can install any app from the google play store very quickly. Let’s take a look at some most amazing apps for android mobile phones.

A Fresh Look at the Contemporary Trends Redefining Tiny Homes

Tiny homes have always stood but never more so than in modern design trends. Present-day tiny homes bank on eco-friendly solutions.
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -sslate

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you