I think we misunderstoon each other a little, haha. I know what trophic cascade means, but I didn’t understand how you meant the term as an argument against wolf population control?
The documentary indeed is wonderful - I’ve watched it and put a link to the online video on this blog a few months ago! :)
Sorry, can you be more specific on what you mean by “what about trophic cascade” - what exactly is your question? No offense - It’s very good to question everything on subjects like these and I like discussing it, but I’m not sure if I catch your drift
Why do you assume I will hate you for this?! Even if I did not agree with you, you must know that I am not the kind of person to hate or disrespect someone for their valid opinions.
As a matter of fact, I, along with most wolf biologists, agree with you on this issue – regulated controlling wolf numbers is sometimes needed. It is one of the most beneficial ways to help keep their own population, other populations, and the environment they live in safe and healthy, and is beneficial to the conservation of wolves as a whole. Here’s a link to a post made by one of my favourite bloggers who knows what they’re talking about regarding things like this with valid and proper scientific sources.
Proper sources on this subject:
(Typing this, I understand there are most likely people out there to who this is new, shocking, and possibly enraging information. A few years back, before I started studying wolves and biology, I felt the exact same way. Just like I do now, I loved wolves and wanted to protect them at all costs. I was convinced hunting them could in no way be beneficial for this species that is already often so endangered. When I started to seriously educate myself on wolves and this particular subject, surprisingly I found the opposite to be true. I want to ask you to be respectful for people’s opinions on this subject, but more importantly I want to ask you to go and read on why population control is sometimes needed for the sake of the survival of our beloved wolf. The sources listed above are easy accessible, no matter your level of knowledge on the subject.)