I saw this video on another social media site and thought how amazing it was as there is such a physical effect on the landscape by the wolves. When I was teaching we used to do creating writing based on animals and would watch a documentary about the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone.So this is doubly amazing to see the true impact of the wolves in helping create more biodiversity.
Thanks to Altzar and Tamara for this.
WOLVES OF YELLOWSTONE: STEWARDS OF MOTHER EARTH
We often hear stories about catastrophic results when man tries to play God and messes with nature. This video about the Yellowstone National Par, which I just got from a friend in Canada, may change your mind about it. It shows that man can sometimes successfully co-create with Mother Earth. Instead of catastrophic, in this case the result was a “trophic cascade.”
(“Trophic cascades” are powerful indirect interactions that can control entire ecosystems. Trophic cascades occur when predators limit the density and/or behavior of their prey and thereby enhance survival of the next lower trophic level.)
We’ve all heard about the “big bad wolf,” the “sheep in wolves clothing,” or the sweet little Bambis. Such fairy tales give the wolves a bad rap, and ironically glorify the animals even man kills for food (think venison, lamb chops).
Obviously, the wolves could…
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