Predators including wolves are important to habitat because they influence animal behavior in ways that benefit plants. Predator eradications always harm habitat and the animals the eradications are intended to help. Cattlemen and conservations alike should take note.
NOTE: post originally appeared on TheShrug.net on May 19, 2015
After a 70 year absence, wolves have finally been reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States.
The impact of their absence could not be fully realized until their return.
Nature is an impressive beast that should never be underestimated.