June 10th was the official release date for the new book, THE SECRET WORLD OF RED WOLVES!

The book’s website is:, and the UNC Press page for it is:

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THE SECRET WORLD OF RED WOLVES takes readers on a journey into the field with red wolf biologists from the Fish and Wildlife Service to explore the modern management and conservation challenges faced in recovering wild red wolves. It also delves into the past and chronicles the early field efforts to locate and breed what were thought to be the last remaining red wolves in the far western reaches of their historical southeastern range, as well as early reintroduction efforts. The story covers the scientific controversy over what red wolves are, and looks to the future at what might happen to their coastal recovery area—their only recovery area—when sea level rise driven by climate change swamps the land around them.

E.O. Wilson, Harvard biologist and conservation champion, says:
“This excellent history makes clear the verdict that lies immediately ahead: the red wolf saved, America’s triumph; the red wolf lost, America’s shame.”

Booklist says:
“The first complete telling of the comeback of the red wolf . . . The combination of first-person immediacy interwoven with red wolf history will delight animal lovers.”

Laura Helmuth, science editor, says: 
“Beautifully written. Beeland covers the red wolf in an engaging and clear manner, and the action is page-turning. An important resource for scholars of wildlife and the environmental movement.” 

*Where to buy: There are many options: Ask your local book store to order copies; order through the University of North Carolina’s website (, or through their distribution arm, Longleaf services, Inc., at 1-800-848-6224; you can also visit online retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Indie Bound.
*Bulk or gift shop purchases: Contact Michael Donatelli at UNC Press (Michael_Donatelli@unc.edu919-962-0475)
*Publicity/Media requests: Contact Gina Mahalek, UNC Press (Gina_Mahalek@unc.edu919-962-0581)