How wolves changed the geography of Yellowstone Park

How wolves changed the geography of Yellowstone Park October 10, 2014

Have you ever considered how intertwined living creatures are? When wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone Park, they changed not only the wolf population – but affected the deer, which affected the trees, which affected the bears, which affected the beavers, which affected the river, which affected … on and on and on.

The narration for this video is from a 2013 TedTalk, “For more wonder, rewild the world,” by George Monbiot. The full video goes into more detail about rewilding, including an explanation of how whales, who eat plankton and krill, actually help the growth of plankton and krill … whalers argue that by killing whales they’ll increase the fish population, it backfired. Fascinating stuff and, to me anyway, proof that God created the world in perfect balance, a balance we humans really need to respect more.

Monibot is an English writer and journalist who writes about environmental and political topics, especially the topic of “rewilding”.  His latest book is “Feral: Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding.”

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