Spreading Awareness About the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem By Giving A Voice To Protect The Endangered Wolves
LOS ANGELES, CA, April 01, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — In honor of successfully restoring wolves back into the Yellowstone National Park in 1995, the Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) has been working wonders with the help of conservationists and biologists. These passionate organizations have been working around the clock to give a voice to these voiceless animals for their ultimate protection and coexistence with humans. Gloria Straube, a lifetime observer of animals, illustrates her journey by highlighting her experiences and sharing her story of a famous Yellowstone wolf, 926F.
St Louis, Missouri (February 2, 2022) Wolf restoration at Yellowstone- As agriculture flourished from the 1800s, most wolf prey bases began to get destroyed. With no prey in sight, wolves of that area began to hunt domestic stock. This further led to humans eradicating wolves from their historical range. To provide ultimate protection to their livestock, bears, cougars, and coyotes were eradicated along with wolves. Some gruesome predator control measures such as poisoning practiced in the late 1800s and 1900s helped remove wolves from this area.
People to this day fail to understand why park managers took part in the senseless removal of gray wolves. It was maybe due to a lack of awareness, as people of that era had no clue about the ecosystem concepts and how it interconnects with various species. During these times, the wolves preying on other species were considered as an act of “wanton destruction.” Between 1914 and 1926, at least 136 wolves were exterminated, and by the mid-1900s, almost the entire wolf population was eliminated from 48 states.
Restoration of Gray Wolves
In 1987, the US Fish and Wildlife Services proposed the reintroduction of the gray wolf through an ‘experimental population’ plan back into Yellowstone. Similarly, in 1991, Congress started funding the FWS to restore the wolves. In June 1994, after years of struggle and a record-breaking number of public comments, the agreement for reintroducing gray wolves to Yellowstone was signed by the Secretary of the Interior.
Relocation and Release
From 1994 t0 1996, the FWS and Canadians put in relentless efforts to capture wolves in Canada for releasing them to the areas of Yellowstone and central Idaho. In mid-January 1995, 14 wolves were temporarily confined in Yellowstone; the first eight wolves arrived on January 12, 1995, and the second six on January 19, 1995. Each social group’s wolves were gathered and placed into spread-out acclimation enclosures throughout the park. On January 23, 1996, around 11 more wolves were relocated to Yellowstone as a part of the second-year plan for restoration. Four more wolves later accompanied them after four days. The wolves ranged from 72 to 130 pounds and from nine months to five years old. They included wolves known to prey on bison. Groups included adult breeders and wolves under one or two years old.
This book, written by Gloria Straube, strives to inform awareness about the gray species to the world by sharing interesting facts, stories, and her personal experiences.
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