The future of the red wolf is in our hands. As of April 2017, fewer than 45 wild red wolves remain in the wild, all of them on North Carolina's northeastern Albemarle Peninsula. Dr. Ron Sutherland has served as conservation scientist for the nonprofit group Wildlands Network since 2010.
He received his PhD in environmental science and policy from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, and he also earned a Masters Degree in conservation biology from the University of Wisconsin Madison. At Wildlands Network, Dr. Sutherland has led the development of new connectivity models for the southeastern United States.
Ron has also initiated an extensive camera trapping project in the red wolf recovery area in North Carolina, and serves as a passionate science-based advocate for red wolf conservation.
With generous funding support from Department of Biology, College of Sciences & Mathematics, and Office of Research and Technology Transfer.