Conservation of the grey wolf

effect of taking them off the endagerd species act

Nearly Eliminated

The grey wolf once enhabbited most of north america, but have been nearly eliminated over the past century. as a top preditor wolve are very important to maintaing the population of their prey in ther ecosystem.

Wolves Making a recovery thanks to conservation!

After being conserved under the the endangerd species act, the grey wolves are now making a recovery in their historical habitats. In the north rockies region, reintroduction of wolves to Idaho, Wyoming and Montana began in the mid 1990 and has been a succes. Grey wolves are making a remarkable recovery in their former habitats.

farmers and ranchers are hostil towards the wolves

Farmers and ranchers fear wolf predations of their livestock. If even a single sheep or calf may have been killed by a wolf, wild life managers will kill entire packs. Removing wolves from the endangerd species act threatens to und all the progress made in the past years. limiting livestock grazing in wolf areas would be one step to conserving this species.

preservation of the wolves habitat

preservation of tundras, woodland, forests, grass lands, and deserts are key to protecting this species. Forests are disapearing as the need for land, wood, and houseing increases. As our population increases we use more of the land that is so important to conserving the grey wolf along with other endangerd species.

ecological benifit of conserving the grey wolf

With the comeback of wolves, the have resumed thier role in maintaining healthy wild life heards. They eliminate the old, physically impared, or diseased. By eliminated the the diseased and decaying prey, wolves help keep their preys population healthy. wolves also alter the behavior of their prey. for example, elks in the absence of wolves linger heavily in open flats.