Isle Royale Wolf Intervention

Isle Royale National Park has been studied over the years for the unique predator prey relationship of moose and wolves. In recent years the wolf population has struggled due to inbreeding and the lack of an ice bridge during winters from the mainland out to the island.  As an island it’s a convenient place to conduct research and study wildlife. The National Park Service doesn’t want to see wolves completely disappear from the island and has proposed a plan to bring healthy wolves to the island. Other groups aren’t sure it’s a good idea and claim the Park Service “hasn’t given a higher priority to the wilderness designation at Isle Royale” that argues against human manipulation of the natural forces there.”

What do you think? Find out more information about the proposal here.

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