While we should protect existing biodiverse areas to prevent further harm, we can make greater climate strides through reforestation. This can be done manually, as through planting seeds or young trees, or naturally, where we let ecosystems regrow on their own. All else being equal, naturally regrown ecosystems tend to outperform their manual counterparts over time.
As we explore policies to reforest on land and at sea, then, ecology is clear: Our green areas will regrow faster and healthier with predators present.
If you are out and about Wyoming this holiday weekend, be on the lookout for rabbits. Unfortunately there is a deadly disease spreading through the population of cottontails in Wyoming at a fast rate. This is one of the problems with killing off native carnivores like coyotes. Coyotes would help to keep their populations in check so they don't get dangerous diseases at these high rates. Report any dead or sick rabbits to your local game warden. Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 testing, known as RHDV2. Testing rabbits is key to monitoring the disease spread. Destruction of coyotes has brought on the explosions of cottontails.. Man has once again stepped in and unbalanced the wildlife community.