This video is fascinating. Wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park and these 14 wolves had a transformational effect on the entire ecosystem around them. If you can take anything from this video, it’s that we are all interconnected in ways we can’t even fathom. Our footprint will be felt for decades if not centuries. We should do as the Native Americans did and consider our actions 7 generations into the future.
If you likes How Wolves Change Rivers, check out How Whales Change Climate:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M18Hx…
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NOTE: There are “elk” pictured in this video when the narrator is referring to “deer.” This is because the narrator is British and the British word for “elk” is “red deer” or “deer” for short. The scientific report this is based on refers to elk so we wanted to be accurate with the truth of the story.
“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” – John Muir
When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable “trophic cascade” occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains in this movie remix.
Narration from TED: “For more wonder, rewild the world” by George Monbiot. Watch the full talk, here:http://bit.ly/N3m62h