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The Secret World of Red Wolves

The Fight To Save North America's Other Wolf

By T. DeLene Beeland

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. However, habitat degradation, persecution, and interbreeding with the coyote nearly annihilated them. Today, reintroduced red wolves are found only in 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 exploration of this top-level predator traces the intense effort of conservation personnel to save 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.

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2013

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Format: Book
Author: Beeland, T. DeLene
Summary: "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.
Title: The secret world of red wolves : the fight to save North America's other wolf / T. DeLene Beeland.
Publisher Date: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2013]
Subject: Red wolf -- Conservation -- North America. Wildlife conservation -- North America.
Isbn: 9781469601991 (hardback : alk. paper) 1469601990 (hardback : alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Author: Beeland, T. DeLene.
Summary: "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.
Title: The secret world of red wolves : the fight to save North America's other wolf / T. DeLene Beeland.
Publisher, Date: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2013]
Description: xiv, 256 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Subjects: Red wolf -- Conservation -- North America.
Subjects: Wildlife conservation -- North America.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-241) and index.
Contents: The red wolf today. Red wolves of the Albemarle Peninsula ; A morning at Sandy Ridge ; The search for spring's pups ; Howling summer nights ; Tracking and trapping in the fall ; Winter's bite ; People of the Albemarle Peninsula -- The red wolf yesterday. Tracing the origins of red wolves ; "Dogs of the woods" and their decline ; A biologist's zeal for recovery ; Wild island adventures ; North Carolina's reborn native wolf -- The red wolf tomorrow. The long road ahead ; A dire threat from the sea.
LCCN: 2012034397
ISBN: 9781469601991 (hardback : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1469601990 (hardback : alk. paper)
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Call Number: 599.77309 Bee