Shades of Gray: Living with Wolves + How Wolves Change Rivers

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Updated: Nov. 12, 2020

Standing Wolf

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linktv on Mar 15, 2013

Gray wolves once ranged across North America. But by the 1930s, they were nearly extinct — trapped, poisoned and hunted by ranchers, farmers, and government agents. With protection under the 1973 Endangered Species Act, the wolf population rebounded. But wolves lost federal protection in 2011.

Now, with hunting permitted in many Western states, the future of this once endangered species may again be in question. Can we live with wolves? Earth Focus travels to Montana and Wyoming to find out.

Read a blog series on wolves by UK journalist and co-founder of the Ecologist Film Unit and Ecostorm Jim Wickens at:

Updated: Nov. 12, 2020

How Wolves Change Rivers

Sustainable Human on Feb 13, 2014

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.

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