The Red Wolf Project

Join our journey to understand the complexity of the red wolf conflict.

Click the photo above to watch a 90-second introductory video.

Listen to our podcasts here, on Soundcloud or iTunes (search: WildSides)

Fewer than 40 red wolves remain in the wild

We'll meet people on all sides of this conflict. Together we will learn about ALL the issues surrounding the red wolf with greater depth than any educational or journalistic media has ever done before.

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"Beyond 24"

WildSides will add depth to the 24-hour news cycle and quick-trip reporters to explore the issues, discuss the data, understand people on all sides of the issue (like we did in 2012), celebrate our differences, and highlight our similarities.

Why WildSides

We are proud to be the only media project that has fully explored different sides of the issue. In 2012, we published 50+ minutes of short films exploring many stakeholders' perspectives and stories. We were lucky that all the players continue to invite us back and, with your help, we will update the short films, discuss opinions through podcasts and explore the facts of the related issues.

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Urgency

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) released its 5-year Status Review in April. As part of that release, they stated that "the Service expects to release an environmental assessment and a new proposed rule by late summer with alternatives for public comment covering future management".

With this action and public comment on the horizon, WildSides wants everyone to be aware of the issues, the facts, the perspectives and the stories surrounding the red wolf issue. We believe that the more informed everyone is on all sides of the issue, the better the solutions will be - regardless of what side of the issue we might fall. 

 Click the photo for the full 5-year status review. 

Click the photo for the full 5-year status review. 

Meet the Players

You will get to meet people from all sides of the issue. Get to know them as humans rather than statistics or social media posts.

What we'll learn:

  • Not who is right and who is wrong, but what people believe and why they have their perceptions.
  • Human and red wolf stories to help inform our conversations.
  • Our differences can be celebrated and openness will help us learn.
  • Despite differences, and regardless of what side any of us are on, people have similarities across the board and and across the conflict.
  • We have fundamental issues and differences of opinion but, once we learn about each other, hopefully we can have more fruitful discussions.
  • How our paths cross despite geographic, political, socioeconomic, professional and personal differences.

Explore the Issues

  • Wildlife and the Endangered Species Act

  • Private property

  • Policy, Politics and law

  • Socioeconomic, business and financial aspects related to the red wolf issue

  • Hunting, Trapping, Wildlife refuges and Agriculture

  • Environmental and Ecological issues

  • and much more

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