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How Wolves Change Rivers

Environment  (tags: How Wolves Change Rivers, Yellowstone National Park, deer, wolves, trophic cascade, rivers, water )

- 1639 days ago -
When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable "trophic cascade" occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains.


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Mary T (356)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 6:23 pm
thanks for sharing the great video...wish people will realize that wolves are a great part of the ecosystem and shouldn't be slaughtered

Christeen A (354)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 8:45 pm
Howling good. Thank you.

Terry King (113)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 9:19 pm
Great report... Thanks.

Deb E (63)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 10:59 pm
I saw this before. It was good to watch again. I think all schools should be showing this and telling how all animals and biodiversity beneficially affect the health of our Earth.

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 11:04 pm

Arild Gone for now (174)
Monday March 24, 2014, 3:42 am
Don't mess with nature,so stop killing wolves.
Thanks Sheryl.

Birgit W (160)
Monday March 24, 2014, 4:08 am
Wonderful video, thanks for sharing Dandelion.

Animae C (506)
Monday March 24, 2014, 4:46 am
Thank You Dandelion

Many Feathers (139)
Monday March 24, 2014, 6:27 am

Daniel Partlow (179)
Monday March 24, 2014, 7:14 am
I just can't understand why they have such a a need to wipe out the wolves. It seems more determined than just the usual greed factor. Maybe it's because so many of us revere and love the wolves and they just want to crush us. I just wish there were more of us wolf lovers in positions of power!

Mitchell D (87)
Monday March 24, 2014, 7:46 am
Just yesterday, and numerous times before, I have submitted comments to various gov't agencies about how the wolves in Yellowstone helped stabilize the elk population there, and thus allowed the riparian system restore itself, by stopping the elk from browsing on saplings!
Thanks Sheryl.

Ben O (140)
Monday March 24, 2014, 8:21 am
WHEN will we ever learn about the importance of biodiversity...???

B Lewenza (76)
Monday March 24, 2014, 8:45 am
This was a wonderful video, finally someone has recognized the importance of the wolves and how they play a part in the ecosystem. Thanks for sharing now if only other's can gain this knowledge the wolves would stand a chance.

Natalie Away J (125)
Monday March 24, 2014, 8:54 am
This just goes to prove that the wolf has a vital role in the eco system - we need the wolves!
Thanks Sheryl.

divergent revolution (309)
Monday March 24, 2014, 9:01 am
all creatures great and small
they just discovered your food is only as good as the soil it was grown in
the problem,insects "the garbage men of the earth" are being kept from doing their jobs,and the soil is so much worse for it
biodiversity is our greatest gift,and we are killing it
ty Dandelion,as always important information

Sheryl G (360)
Monday March 24, 2014, 9:22 am
And if the wolves can do all this in the mere fact of living and being in a certain area then is there any doubt of the two legged human impact upon the lands? By our actions we can do great destruction or we can learn to live in a balance with our environment.....we'd all be the better for it.

Is true Tasunka, it is a factual statement of our foods having less nutrients in them than before these toxins were used on the soils in such abundance. They have measured the nutritional value of our foods from the 1950's onward and the value we are gaining from eating our food is going down.

Angelika R (143)
Monday March 24, 2014, 10:17 am
Down payment on death at work for both, animals and humans. Probably their plan. Picking up on Dan Partlow's comment above, I too have often wondered just WHY do they persist on this horrendeous wolf slaughter? No way they would not know the importance of the wolfves for sustainable environment, so it must be the opposite. They do know well about it and is why they try to prevent it, just another measure of so many other ways to slowly depopulate living beings.
They cannot openly slaughter Native Americans anymore, although they've continuously tried it in subtle ways to let them rot to death, so by going after their sacred wolves they hurt and harm the indigenous peoples at the same time- how convenient.

Abdessalam D (145)
Monday March 24, 2014, 10:53 am
Noted. Thanks Sheryl

Patricia E G (54)
Monday March 24, 2014, 11:26 am
Fantastic video Dandelion.
This needs to be shown on T.V stations in
the Midwestern states of Montana, Utah,
Nevada and Colorado. In New Mexico and
Southern California. In any state that allows
the killing of wolves and wolf packs.
Thank you for posting here.

Sheryl G (360)
Monday March 24, 2014, 11:50 am
Indeed genocide is an insidious thing and disguises itself in different wrappings.

Terrie Williams (798)
Monday March 24, 2014, 11:56 am
Thank you, Sheryl. Wolves are necessary to ALL LIFE, when the Fascists figure that one out, it will indeed all be too late. It must stop and NOW. They hate wolves because they are connected to eachother and to us. We learned from nature, wolves in particular, at the beginning of our kind. In them, the Fascists see what we once were and could be again. They do not want that for humanity, they want everything for themselves and us as fragmented, fractured, divided SERFS. So, yes, it goes far deeper than just mere greed.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 24, 2014, 12:21 pm
A lonely wolf report the spam :)

Pat B (356)
Monday March 24, 2014, 1:11 pm
Thank you for this great video.! Passing on as well.

divergent revolution (309)
Monday March 24, 2014, 1:40 pm
Spammers flagged, they just won't give it a rest, Sigh!

Past Member (0)
Monday March 24, 2014, 1:53 pm
We're hell-bent on killing all the wolves, when they are all gone, maybe we will realize how important they were, every living thing is on this earth for a reason.

Judith C (159)
Monday March 24, 2014, 3:44 pm
Thank you Dandelion, the video is stunning and beautiful. Protect wolves.

Diane K (134)
Monday March 24, 2014, 5:33 pm
Beauty & the "beast". Interesting how ecosystems are working together, with the presence of wolves. Thank you Dandelion! Have yet to visit the Yellowstone National Park.

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday March 24, 2014, 5:58 pm
Noted. Thanks so much for posting, Dandelion. I just signed more petitions and sent letters today in defense of wolves. When I was a toddler, my mom used to read me a story called "El Lobo" and I have never forgotten it.

Marjolein soederhuizen (284)
Monday March 24, 2014, 7:57 pm
Dearest, i shared this on twitter and facebook, u are fantastic, thank u for sharing, this is major important. :)

Bryan S (105)
Monday March 24, 2014, 8:45 pm
Wow that was such an informative video. Complex ecosystems dependent on relationships are not a backdrop for silly human dramas that can be mindlessly exploited without consequence. The howling at the first and end was great too!

P A (117)
Monday March 24, 2014, 11:52 pm
A most beautiful and informative video, thanks Dandelion!

Irene S (69)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 1:54 am
Amazing! Thank you for sharing, Dandelion.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 10:59 am
Mother nature always knows best! Thanks Sheryl xx

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 2:21 pm
Noted and shared. Excellent video and very informative. I had seen this somewhere else and maybe it was Thom Hartman as someone else mentioned because I could tell I had not shared this; so it wasn't on youtube that I saw it. I, too, have asked and wondered why people seem so hell bent on slaughtering wolves; because it's not just on this continent, it is happening everywhere in the world where wolves roam. I have been so surprised by this. Thanks for sharing this Sheryl.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 5:49 pm
Wolves rock! Stop the killing!

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 3:22 am
Interesting, thanks.

Tanya W (65)
Friday March 28, 2014, 5:00 am
Wonderful thank you.

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 3:24 am
There must be something great for each living life

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 7:56 pm
Wolves are a necessary and vital part of Nature. A fascinating video.

Winn A (179)
Monday March 31, 2014, 7:14 am
It's not nice to mess with Mother Nature. We need Wolves and are part of nature and should be left alone.

Yvonne F (181)
Saturday April 5, 2014, 9:49 am
Thanks Dandelion for sharing this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vanda H (459)
Wednesday April 9, 2014, 7:19 pm
Noted! Thanks for sharing Dandelion!

Merike Lillenberg (52)
Friday April 25, 2014, 3:24 am
Very interesting video. Thank you!

Gina Caracci (219)
Sunday May 4, 2014, 7:55 pm
this needs to be played in the bedrooms of all the political idiots who are trying and allowing these beautiful creatures to be killed so ranchers can profit until their way of thinking is changed..also i think they know this but just enjoy destroying everything beautiful...
my boy enjoyed the beg of the video as I did..such a beautiful sound
thx Dandelion

M B (62)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 4:21 pm
I've watched this on Tv here in Belgium, thanks for sharing Dandelion !

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 4:31 pm
That is good, I'm glad to read it's being shown widely.
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