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Conservation Groups in North Carolina Stand up for Red Wolf Welfare

Members of the Red Wolf Coalition, Inc.Defenders of Wildlife, and the Animal Welfare Institute have announced their intent to sue the U.S. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife for the ahency’s perceived mismanagement of North Carolina’s rare red wold population. That mismanagements includes the authorization of the killing of a breeding female, one of only 50-75 red wolves known to be in existence today. The conservation groups will be represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center.

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“The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has violated the law and its responsibility to protect the world’s only wild population of red wolves which now numbers only 50-75 animals,” said Sierra Weaver, senior attorney for the SELC. “U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must rededicate itself to ensuring the survival of America’s rarest wolf and restore the former successful recovery of this endangered species.”

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Jurek Battles Baxter

According to a story published in Runner’s World earlier this week, Scott Jurek may be headed to trial in Maine to fight three summonses he was issues immediately following his record breaking Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Juke’s Maine-based lawyer, Walter McKee says that each citation carries a potential fee of $1,000.

The citations were issues as a result of Jurek’s mountain top celebration after he set the Appalachian Trail speed record previously held by Hendersonville, N.C. native Jennifer Pharr Davis. Authorities cited him for “littering, traveling in a group larger than the park’s limit, and drinking alcohol in public”, but Jurek disputes the charges saying in his personal blog that “the Park administration has chosen to paint a disparaging and inaccurate picture of what truly happened.”

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Obama Heads to Alaska to Adress Climate Change and Meet Bear Grylls

During a recent three-day trip to Alaska intended to address and raise awareness about the growing threats of global climate change, President Obama stepped away from his traditional presidential duties to film an episode of ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls’.  Watch the video to learn more.

A Walk in the Woods Hits Theaters 

Bill Bryson’s famous A.T.-based saga ‘A Walk in the Woods’ has finally been adapted to the silver screen and is playing now at theaters near you. Read our Appalachian Trail mega-feature to find out how the Appalachian Trail Conservancy plans to address the expected surge in A.T. visits following the release of the film.

 

 

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