From the top of the food chain down: Rewilding our world - George Monbiot
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If you'd like to know more about rewilding, specifically in North America, check out Rewilding North America, by Dave Foreman or visit Dave's website here.
Callum Roberts is a marine conservation biologist, oceanographer, author, research scholar at the University of York, England. His work examines the impact of human activity on marine ecosystems, particularly coral reefs. To learn more about his research, check out his book, The Unnatural History of the Sea.
Be sure to check out George Monbiot's website: www.monbiot.com
Wolves were once native to the US' Yellowstone National Park — until hunting wiped them out. But when, in 1995, the wolves began to come back (thanks to an aggressive management program), something interesting happened: the rest of the park began to find a new, more healthful balance. In a bold thought experiment, George Monbiot imagines a wilder world in which humans work to restore the complex, lost natural food chains that once surrounded us.
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