How Wolves Change Rivers

As river lovers, we all understand that everything is connected. However, we are often still surprised at the unexpected outcomes of repairing eco-systems.  This short 4 minute film is a beautiful account of rivers restored to health by the re-introduction of predators. Imagine the impact re-introducing lions would have on the Lion’s River?

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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 in this movie remix.

http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/how-wolves-change-rivers/

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“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” – John Muir

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About Nikki Brighton

I live in a Magic Cottage near the mist-belt forest with my African dog, Dizzy. We enjoy long walks in the fields to gather wild greens, sitting on the verandah with a pot of tea, and harvesting vegetables outside the kitchen door.
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