28 Jun '18, 2pm

Trump Administration Will Likely Strip All Protections From Gray Wolves #care2

Trump Administration Will Likely Strip All Protections From Gray Wolves #care2

Wolves are labeled “keystone” species because they play a vital role in ecosystems. We saw how the natural balance was disturbed in the Greater Yellowstone area when wolves were exterminated there . With no predators, the elk population escalated, and this led to overgrazing on aspens and willows. This shift, in turn, produced a downturn in the number of beavers, who use these trees to build dams. Marshes became streams, throwing aquatic systems into disarray. Wolves used to roam freely across the U.S., but their numbers were reduced by trapping, poisoning and hunting. In fact, wolves were almost extinct by the 1930s. Although efforts to re-introduce them have succeeded in the western Great Lakes States and the Northern Rockies, there are still vast swaths of their former habitat where these predators are missing. In a lengthy report published in January 2014, following th...

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