I’ve been reading her book. Whilst not a page turner, it is pretty forensic on the beneficial effects of rewilding at all kinds of levels. It’s fascinating but also very depressing as the project is only one of a tiny handful and agribusinesses still determine what’s happening to most of the land in this country.
I read yesterday they've now got jackals in Belgium. They've spread up through Europe. Crazy.
The size of the US National Parks are on another level - with Yellowstone at 9,000 square km - there’s room for seriously large predators to roam.More Wolves and we want it now
Guess who wants their ' red meat ' ? and aaww the wolves take ' our ' food off our tables.
" “It’s bar talk replacing biology,” said Ed Bangs, a wildlife biologist who is now retired and used to lead the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s wolf recovery project. He also led the effort in the mid-1990s to bring the first wolves to Yellowstone National Park after a half century’s absence. “People are saying it seems like there are fewer elk and deer, so it must be the wolves,” he said. “I believe in professionalism and vetting with science; this is based on bar talk.”
The politics of predators seem poised to enter a new chapter in the state, which now seems intent on reviving some of the practices of a century ago that virtually exterminated wolves from Montana.www.nytimes.com
and @ Yellowstone.
One more - the rancher who got himself between the ...
A fourth-generation Montana rancher, Dean B. Peterson, says, “The wolf is here to stay now, and my feeling is that those people who want it here should share the costs.”www.nytimes.com
Japan has a bear phenom going on now for years too.This is amazing:
Bear ambassadorsIn the Central Apennines, so-called ‘bear ambassadors’ have been working since 2015 to mitigate human-bear conflicts and create a better understanding of people towards the Marsican brown bear, a rare subspecies of the brown bear living in this area.
Was disappointed to find out that the ambassadors were human and not bears with suits on, but this is still great work guys.
Ugh. This country is fucked.