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:

    (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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