The Reintroduction of Wolves in Colorado
Wolves actually are needed in Colorado. This is however not for the purpose to restore the natural ecological balance, but they are needed in order to restore a healthy ecosystem and in correcting the wrong which was imposed to wolves and also the wild lands. They are in fact ecologically important and are common carnivores and subjected to campaigns of persecution so that it will help the tame the land for livestock.
It was even predicted in the doomsday scenario that wolves are going to be restored in the wild lands in the Northern Rocky Mountain states in Idaho, Wyoming and Montana, it has never come to pass. Wolves never even decimated elk herds or they have ruined the ranching industry in such states. There is also no clear indication that this can be done in Colorado.
About 1,700 gray wolves in fact were observed to be present in the Northern Rocky Mountain state. Data that have been gathered from the state wildlife agencies documented that elk population and hunter success were considered above the average than the pre-wolf reintroduction.
Wolves actually were considered as a hunter’s best friend. This simply is due to the fact that wolves only choose the weak or perhaps the diseased that make herds become more stronger and healthier. Because wolves are able to help moderate the size of the herd and elks don’t overpopulate the place and landscape, which makes it healthier. Wolves also benefit from the healthy herd and landscape.
The compensation of ranchers from their loss of livestock due to wolves much be fair and needs to be reasonable as well. In the Washington state, ranchers actually were paid twice on the verified loss so they will be compensated from the animals that were not found but could possibly be lost because of wolves. After the reintroduction of Wolves in Northern Rockies, a livestock loss because of wolves were in fact compensated by the Defenders of Wildlife. After the state had took over the management of wolves, the Federal government then took over the wolves management for the payments. The defendants likewise have their focus on the prevention of wolf depredations by funding wolf coexistent projects including range riders, guard dogs and portable fencing.
Ranchers in Northern Rockies implementing coexistent strategies which are living successfully with wolves. The implementation in coexistent strategies will require change on the management of livestock.
Proponents on the wolf reintroduction like the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project knows that coexistence is actually possible and are looking for wolf restoration through considering proper education as well as in search for the process of restoration on the natural heritage and the natural balance.
Wolves are really important to get a healthy ecosystem. It’s possible that people, livestock and wolves themselves are able to coexist together.