Rewilding: The Elephant in the Room

Why shouldn’t Europe have a Serengeti or two? This is a question posed by George Monbiot in his 2013 article in the Guardian newspaper. Every continent except for Australia and Antarctica were home to huge populations of Proboscideans, more commonly known as elephants! North America had the Mammoth, South America had their own Mastodon and... Continue Reading →

Are we a grey wolf’s worst nightmare?

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The Yellowstone National Park (YNP) grey wolf has had a colourful history. Depending on our circumstances, we both love or hate this animal. The question I ask is, are these feelings warranted or were they formed from the management and governance programs in place around the grey wolf?

There are two sides to every story.

From the past eradication, through to the present social perspectives of love and hate, does the grey wolf have a future in this new world it was reintroduced to?

The grey wolves successful reintroduction

The last pack grey wolf was killed in YNP in 1926. The 70 years following this eradication had detrimental effects on YNP. A number of ecological and biodiversity consequences were being realised because the elk and deer lost their predator.

Yellowstone National Park was dying.

To save YNP, a grey wolf reintroduction programme was designed and implemented as part of…

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