"The [FWS]'s proposals, which significantly modify the size, scope and management of the current red wolf recovery program, set a dangerous precedent," Maggie Howell, executive director of the Wolf Conservation Center, said. "By succumbing to political pressure, the [FWS] is allowing a state to dictate endangered species policy instead of adhering to proven scientific principles and practices."
But biological diversity is important for the remaining wolves, and breeding programs in zoos could help keep the bred wolves healthy, some experts say.
"We need to get beyond the mistakes and choices of the past and commit to working together," Dohner said.
To help red wolves, you can send a letter to the government about your concern. You can also donate to Defenders of Wildlife and the Wolf Conservation Center.