Can Wolves Control Rivers And Restore Nature? This Video Says Yes
Did you know that wolves were capable of restoring nature, of restoring life? Science is truly stranger and more amazing than fiction.
Wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park after an absence of 69 years. During that period of time, the area’s ecosystem started going haywire, as the loss of the apex predator led to overpopulations of some species and a drop in populations in others. Losing the wolves in this circle of life was like breaking a circuit of electricity by cutting a wire.
When the wolves were returned, scientists observed an incredible phenomena up close, called trophic cascade. The wolves’ presence in Yellowstone led to the return of other animal populations, reforestation, even the movement of the rivers. Yes, the wolves control the rivers.
Watch how an animal once derided as a dangerous pest proves that he is also a lifegiver, and the restorer of balance and harmony.