David Sparks Ph.D.
David Sparks Ph.D. The Web site say has a video entitled Wolf Management Critical. There's a speaker who talks about Western wildlife and reiterates over and over again giving facts and figures on how wolves have decimated wildlife populations. Elk, mule deer, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goats, just to name a few. Gonna let you listen to a clip, it is compelling.

All the science, the expert management and the countless hours and billions of dollars spent to restore these renewable wildlife resources is being put at risk by unregulated predators. Unfortunately, the agenda of a vocal minority, using the argument fueled by emotion and ideology, is now being used to undermine sound wildlife management. Take the issue of the gray wolf. Any reasonable person would agree that conservation is more than just a question of whether we should have wolves or whether we should have elk, moose and deer.

In 1995, wolves were reintroduced into the Yellowstone ecosystem. The reintroduction was done based on a variety of explanations. Conditions were carefully negotiated and agreed upon understanding the destructive nature of unregulated wolf populations.

He goes on to give statistics on dramatic elk declines and exponential growth of wolf populations. It's chilling.

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