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Wolf perception and policy in the United States

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Date Issued:
2012
Summary:
Throughout the course of North American history, wolves have been persecuted with a vengeance. Negative wolf perceptions have in the past created and continue to create controversial policies and views towards wolves. While most of these attitudes are geared towards gray wolves, as gray wolves are the most common and prominent, unfavorable perceptions have also extended to the less well-known red wolf. This study compares two red wolf reintroduction programs, one in the Tennessee-Kentucky area and the other in North Carolina, as well as the Yellowstone Gray Wolf Reintroduction program. After analyzing these three programs, it can be concluded that the perceptions towards wolves regardless of the type of wolf or location remain largely negative and that wolves continue to face persecution.
Title: Wolf perception and policy in the United States: an analysis of two red wolf reintroduction programs.
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Name(s): Rouse, Sarah.
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
electronic resource
Extent: v, 47 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Throughout the course of North American history, wolves have been persecuted with a vengeance. Negative wolf perceptions have in the past created and continue to create controversial policies and views towards wolves. While most of these attitudes are geared towards gray wolves, as gray wolves are the most common and prominent, unfavorable perceptions have also extended to the less well-known red wolf. This study compares two red wolf reintroduction programs, one in the Tennessee-Kentucky area and the other in North Carolina, as well as the Yellowstone Gray Wolf Reintroduction program. After analyzing these three programs, it can be concluded that the perceptions towards wolves regardless of the type of wolf or location remain largely negative and that wolves continue to face persecution.
Identifier: 820003558 (oclc), 3359331 (digitool), FADT3359331 (IID), fau:1459 (fedora)
Note(s): by Sarah Rouse.
Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Honors College, 2012.
Includes bibliography.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: Adobe Reader.
Subject(s): Wildlife reintroduction -- Yellowstone National Park
Gray wolf -- Reintroduction -- Yellowstone National Park
Red wolf -- Reintroduction -- Southern States
Wolves -- Reintroduction -- Social aspects
Endangered species
Wildlife management -- United States
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