How Wolves Change Rivers

In nature, everything is connected — connected in ways you might not expect. The short video above is narrated by George Monbiot, an English writer and environmentalist, who now considers himself a “rewilding campaigner.” The concept of rewilding and how it can save ecosystems in general, and how wolves changed Yellowstone National Park in particular, is something Monbiot explains in greater detail in his 2013 TED Talk below, and in his new book — Feral: Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding.

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  • Ian McHugh says:

    For a recent discussion on Rewilding, go to the excellent BBC Forum discussion programme from the BBC World Service:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p026lnqs

    (Available on iTunes too).

  • Jan Wolitzky says:

    OK, I can accept that Brits don’t know the difference between deer and elk. But if your whole thesis is the ecological changes wrought in the decades after introducing wolves in 1995, and you fail to even mention the devastating fires of 7 years earlier, and the recovery of the forests thereafter, it smells as if you’re intentionally shading the facts to suit your story.

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