I have the eye of the eagle! A sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) to be specific - David and I went to national park De Biesbos and 5 minutes in, I spotted 3 of the very few sea eagles in The Netherlands right away. Awesome!
I don't know if you know, but today & Wednesday are meetings open to the Punic being held in AZ & NM of the US for the draft EIS from the US fish & wildlife service. These meetings basically decide how the Mexican wolf will be managed for the next few decades
Red wolf (Canis rufus) by Wes and Dotty Weber
Wolves at the International Wolf Center by Jaida Grey Eagle
Can we see a picture of your dog?
I would post a link but tumblr won't let me ("A wolf's role in the ecosystem" by Mission Wolf). Basically, trophic cascade means how predators control not only prey populations, but their behaviour as well, which in turn affects the landscape itself - a trickle-down effect of sorts. There is a cool video called "How wolves change rivers". I urge you to watch it.
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! :)
What about trophic cascade? I read the articles you posted and didn't find any definite arguments for wolf hunting other than, and they have a point, the government shouldn't gun them down indiscriminately. There are so many factors to consider and pro-wolf hunters often conveniently overlook them. I think you are wrong in your stance, especially for someone who clearly knows as much about wolves as you do.
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