Study: Predator effect clouded in ‘cascades’

Perhaps the most-told ecological success story about the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is bringing back wolves, which sparked a trickle-down effect on the web of life around them that researchers are still debating. The premise of wolf reintroduction’s effects, known as a “trophic cascade,” is that the return of a large canines cut into numbers of […]

Wolf Predation on Moose in Yellowstone Region

Big Game Forever is reporting that moose populations in the Yellowstone region are in serious trouble due to wolf preying on the species. Idaho For Wildlife gives us links to scientific information and research to better clarify the political corruption that took place in order to justify wolf (re)introduction: “What is interesting is that Dr. […]

Dramatic decline in western moose since wolf introduction

America’s moose are in serious trouble. You and millions of other sportsmen, America’s true conservationists, may be the last hope to save America’s moose. We need your help before it’s too late. Here is what is going on. Just 20 years ago, Yellowstone National Park and the Yellowstone Ecosystem were the heart of the world’s […]

A Serological Survey of Infectious Disease in Yellowstone National Park’s Canid Community

Emily S. Almberg, L. David Mech, Douglas W. Smith, Jennifer W. Sheldon, Robert L. Crabtree Abstract Background: Gray wolves (Canis lupus) were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park (YNP) after a .70 year absence, and as part of recovery efforts, the population has been closely monitored. In 1999 and 2005, pup survival was significantly reduced, suggestive […]