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Murder of Yellowstone Wolves Threatens Broader Renaissance

posted Sep 28, 2013, 11:23 AM by chloe owens

9/3/13, by Mike DiPaola, Bloomberg Businessweek

Murder of Yellowstone Wolves Threatens Broader Renaissance

…At last count there were 95 wolves in the park, traveling in 11 packs.  A few years ago there were almost twice as many…hunters can legally shoot wolves when they stray outside the park into Wyoming, Montana or Idaho, even if they’re wearing radio collars…As an apex predator, wolves are essential to an ecosystem’s health…”You could argue that they’ve affected everything through the system,” says wolf biologist Doug Smith, Yellowstone’s longtime wolf project leader.  “Wolves have been good for fish, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.”

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Secret+life+wolves+Gatineau+Park/8864399/story.html

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