Should wolves be added to IR?

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Should wolves be added to IR?

Post by johnhens » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:34 am

I think it is good to look at both sides of the issue.
https://theconversation.com/restocking- ... ued-100808


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Re: Should wolves be added to IR?

Post by treeplanter » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:20 am

Interesting read, but kind of a moot point. The decision has already been made and wolves have/are being moved to the Island. The big question now is whether the relocation effort will succeed.


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Re: Should wolves be added to IR?

Post by DBYCZ » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:27 am

Hypothetical Ethics Question:

If one of these relocated wolves injures or kills a visitor, would the biologists who transplanted the wolves be culpable?


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Re: Should wolves be added to IR?

Post by Capt Don » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:58 am

I think we all know the answer to that, of course not, nor do I think there is a real possibility of a wolf attack. The relocation effort has expanded well beyond ethics at this point with private funding, tugging at the heartstrings to beg, yes beg, for money to save poor suffering starving wolves. Wolves that ended up in that situation by crossing the seemingly nonexistent ice bridges of old. Where does this end? What is proclaimed to be a pristine wilderness with a "hands off" management approach has now become a zoo. This snowball of a project to save wolves as the only way to save Isle Royale is just getting larger and larger and farther away from the original wilderness management plan. When is enough enough.

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