Benefits of Wolves

Restoration of the Iconic Pando Aspen Clone: emerging evidence of recovery

Rogers et al (PDF)

Pando, the world’s largest living organism — and possibly its oldest — is being destroyed by the voracious appetite of mule deer.  According to the authors, “Humans have eliminated predators,” Without wolves prowling the area, deer populations not only explode, but the deer that do frequent an area become more brazen. Instead of moving on quickly, they linger and munch on the nutrient-rich sprouts to their hearts’ content.

THE ROLE OF PREDATION IN DISEASE CONTROL: A COMPARISON OF SELECTIVE AND NONSELECTIVE REMOVAL ON PRION DISEASE DYNAMICS IN DEER

Wild et al, 2011 (PDF)

Saving large carnivores, but losing the apex predator?

Andrés Ordiz, Richard Bischof , Jon E. Swenson 2013 – Ecological Role of Predators (PDF)

SOCIOECONOMIC BENEFITS OF LARGE CARNIVORE RECOLONIZATION THROUGH REDUCED WILDLIFE COLLISION

An ecosystem service of cougars
Gilbert et al (PDF)

PLACES FOR WOLVES

A Defenders of Wildlife Publication (PDF)

Wolf Paw Print