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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Red wolf comeback in N.C. helps other animals thrive



There is a great deal of controversy in our World at the present time concerning a species of animal we all have come to know, that being wolves. In certain states in the United States, wolves have been protected, because their populations had been troubled. Sadly because of the lobbying of ranchers and farmers in the United States, wolves are not going to have their populations reduced. Many wildlife experts see this as plain and simply wrong, because they say wolves are part of the natural ecosystem which exists in these states, and my culling wolves, damage is going  to be done to the natural balance of nature,which existed before humans came on this planet and before we interfered with this balance with our behaviors.  Why am I telling you this? Because I have come upon a new article which is written by  Helen Chappel, who is  Staff Writer for the NewsObserver.com  website. In her article entitled, "Red wolf comeback in N.C. helps other animals thrive", Helen Chappell states: "


"Research from around the globe, compiled in an article in the journal Science last month, shows just how deeply large predators like wolves and cougars are connected to the ecosystems where they live.If predators vanish or reappear, even plants and soil might feel the effects. Predators play a crucial role in shaping the landscape."

This article shows how important wolves (in this case, the Red Wolf species) are to the proper functioning of an ecosystem. The roles and behaviors which wolves assume and engage in during their daily lives are crucial to these ecosystems. This is why we have to sigh and shake our heads in disdain when we hear that certain states in the United States are making the Wolf species the villain for loss of cattle and other animals in their states! These culls of  wolves in these states seem to have more to do  with the selfish interests of some people in these states, and the lack of understanding on the part of politicians in these states as to the damage they are going to cause to the ecosystem in these states, rather than due to the fact that wolves are causing "problems" in these states!

To read the entire article by Helen Chappell please click on the following link:

http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/08/13/1409507/red-wolf-comeback-in-nc-helps.html


To watch a two part video entitled, "Recovering a Species - The Red Wolf " please click on the following links:
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WMQOD6pe1Q

Part 2:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd7NzHkaiL0&feature=related

To read some scientific articles which prove how important wolves are to the ecosystem please click on the following links:

 "Wolves are rebalancing Yellowstone ecoystem:". Link:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/10/031029064909.htm

"The Ecology of Fear:Wolves Gone:Western Ecosytems suffer" Link:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/12/041208224943.htm


"Protecting Wolves in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem" Link:http://wyoming.sierraclub.org/issues/wolves/index.html

"Wolves helped to save ecosystem" Link: 


"Wolves and Coyotes:Their Place In The Ecosystem is Recognized" Link: http://www.all-creatures.org/cash/cc2010-sp-1.html 

To learn more about Red Wolves please visit these websites:









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The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.