Grey Wolves: A Success Story June 8, 2012 Wisconsin

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Grey Wolves: A Success Story June 8, 2012 Wisconsin, Living Green Magazine
... According to the paper “Are Wolf-Mediated Trophic Cascades Boosting Biodiversity in the Great Lakes Region?” by Tom Rooney and Dean Anderson, wolves limit the white tailed deer population in the great lakes region.... Deer tend to stay on the outskirts of the wolf territory ... the overlap between packs. [where] wolves have a higher mortality rate because of conflicts with other packs..... deer sense wolf activity, they travel more and have shorter grazing periods. This allows for more woody growth in areas previously heavily grazed, restoring forests to their natural states. 


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