I Didn’t Know Wolves Were That Important for the Environment!

“When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent for nearly 70 years, the most remarkable “trophic cascade” occurred.

What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains in this movie remix.”

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9 Responses to I Didn’t Know Wolves Were That Important for the Environment!

  1. Kat says:

    important information, but you should note that those are elk not deer.

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    • Lady says:

      If you actually go to the youtube video you will see that they address that – the man speaking is from Scotland and they refer to all of them as deer

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  2. Vannie says:

    This is wonderful it shows that..everything on earth has its place

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  3. J. Terry McCalla says:

    beautiful…chills when the wolves howl. it’s all a natural cycle in the animal and eco world. man should take an example from this video…it’s all Mother Earth and her animals…people should take note of this video and attempt to change their views on Nature or we are going to lose it…

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  4. The film about how reintroducing wolves into Yellowstone National Forest was so informative. How the whole invironment was transformed back to its original condion and really saved that area. It’s just amazing how important the wolves are to that area and probably so many other areas as well.

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  5. Was it really worth it? How many deer, elk, and moose have they killed ? Do they have to hunt the wolves in the park to keep them from taking over? Why were the old timers paid by the government to hunt , trap and kill them all? Here in Idaho it’s a huge problem they have killed so many deer, elk, moose, livestock, dogs that it’s open season on them. Even the fish and game has to hunt them because of all the trouble they are causing. These are Canadian wolves they’ve reintroduced which are much bigger and more powerful than the wolves that were native in the beginning .

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  6. Pat says:

    Melinda, it is the same wolf you find in Idaho as here in Canada: the grey wolf. I have heard all about Idaho’s war on wolves. I don’t quite know what to say about how you people have maligned them and the phony science that even the US Fish and Wildlife references as they find their excuses to appease the ranchers. Surely you realize that humans and livestock have increasingly encroached onto the wild lands. Do only human beings have rights to the land? Why should they? The predator-prey relationship is usually self regulating – the wolves take down mostly the old or weak game, unlike hunters, who are weakening the herds in their quest for trophies. And there are measures ranchers can and should take to protect their livestock rather than just blindly killing predators. It’s when humans interfere, and due to society’s selfishness, intolerance and ignorance that predators, including wolves and even wolf pups are being hunted down and shot or cruelly trapped or poisoned. Wolves are related to the dogs you referred to. Yet it seems nobody has any compassion for these majestic animals, and can’t even make the connection to their own dogs. Doesn’t give me much hope for wolves or anything else with 4 legs.

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  7. Pat Vogt says:

    Why did the moderator remove my comment? This is censorship, in effect. The truth is not for everybody apparently. Explain to me please, why you removed my comment and left Melinda’s? She attacks wolves with her misinformation and perpetuates the hatred. I didn’t attack anybody personally. I’m waiting.

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