Re-Introducing the Gray Wolf
We all love the domesticated dogs we keep at home but when it comes to their colleagues found in the wild, this is never the case and instead it is often the reverse. Generally speaking, wolves and the lot in their family in the wild, jackals, dingoes, foxes and the rest, have quite survived and endured lots of mistreatment, in fact persecutions at the hands of the members of the human family. The following is a look at some of the threats that actually do face the Gray Wolf that we need to be looking out for so as to save this friend from the wild the imminent threat of extinction.
Lest we forget, it is important to note the fact that there are actually some sure benefits that do follow the reintroduction of wolves into the ecosystem. A good case in hand for elaborating on the benefits there are to the reintroduction of wolves in the ecosystem is seen in the case where they were reintroduced in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem in the year 1995. By then, there was only a single colony of the beaver in the whole park but following the reintroduction of the wolves, there has been seen an increase in the beaver colonies in the park, tenfold. By far and large, these are typically the kinds of ideas and mission behind the Rocky Mountain Wolf project which is as well a mission to help reintroduce the rocky mountain wolves in Colorado. The following are some of the threats faced by wolves in their remaining population as of the present day.
Human beings happen to be the number one threat factor that wolves happen to be facing. History has it that there was such a point in time when we, the human family, so actively and literally eliminated the gray wolf from the wild and had it not been for the last gasp effort of an unprecedented captive breeding program, the Mexican Gray wolf would have been out of the face of the earth today. Sad is the fact that in the face of all this, to the present day still there is still being met with so much resistance the efforts to have these friends from the wild reestablished to their natural or former habitats.
The other fact of a hurdle faced when it comes to the restoration and reestablishment of the gray wolf has been in terms of the lack of political will to back the concerted efforts made by some of the other groups towards the reintroduction of the gray wolf into the ecosystem.