National Red Wolf SSP Meeting


Arkansas State University in July will host the national organization that manages efforts to grow the critically endangered American red wolf population as the university considers development of an educational breeding facility in Jonesboro.

A-State joins the ASU System, the Little Rock Zoo and the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka, Mo., to bring the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan (SSP) annual meeting to Little Rock July 23-25. The meeting brings together leaders of over 40 facilities across the country that protect and breed the approximately 200 red wolves in captivity. The Red Wolf SSP partners with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Service announced in September 2016 that the captive population must be doubled prior to consideration of a new recovery effort in the wild.   MORE

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