GEOG 410 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Wolf Reintroduction, Apex Predator, Wolf Hunting

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Chapter 11 takes the wolf as the object of concern and discusses the controversial programs of wolf eradication and reintroduction in the united states. Topics covered include the ecological role of wolves as apex predators that promote biodiversity and functioning ecosystems, the ethics of wolf rei(cid:374)trodu(cid:272)tio(cid:374) a(cid:374)d (cid:862)re(cid:449)ildi(cid:374)g(cid:863) of area, stakeholder (cid:373)a(cid:374)age(cid:373)e(cid:374)t of (cid:374)atural resour(cid:272)es, a(cid:374)d the so(cid:272)ial construction of wolves and wilderness. The death of 832f: eight gray wolves were reintroduced to yellowstone national park on january 12, 1995. Human relationships with wild animals are complicated and dynamic. There are more than just proponents and opponents, however, so these diverse stakeholders have to come together to sort out an agreement: stakeholders are anyone with a vested interest in how something is managed. Stakeholders in minnesota wolf conservation: minnesota was allowed to experiment with participatory wolf management. The ways that we understand and represent wolves and ourselves may help to explain why we treat them the way that we do.

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