CO-CREATING WITH NATURE: HOW WOLVES GAVE NEW LIFE TO YELLOWSTONE PARK, EVEN CHANGING THE RIVERS

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.

ALTZAR

  1. Screen Shot 2012-09-18 at 10.48.08 PM from Yellowstone Healing Ceremony, Sep 2012
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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5 thoughts on “CO-CREATING WITH NATURE: HOW WOLVES GAVE NEW LIFE TO YELLOWSTONE PARK, EVEN CHANGING THE RIVERS”

  1. “… 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…” … True! … Also animation’s anthropomorphism. Animal species are interesting just the way they are…
    Nice blog!

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  2. Great video. I had read that reintroducing the wolves had had benefits at Yellowstone but didn’t know the details. Some people in Australia say we should pull down our wild dog fence as dingoes might have a similar impact here in controlling excess kangaroos and pests such as foxes and rabbits.

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