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"How wolves change rivers" by George Monbiot

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When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable "trophic cascade" occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains in this movie remix.

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." – John Muir

How Wolves Change Rivers from Sustainable Man on Vimeo.

B-Roll Credits:
"Greater Yellowstone Coalition – Wolves" (bit.ly/1lK4LaT)
"Wolf Mountain" (bit.ly/1hgi6JE)
"Primodial – Yellowstone" (vimeo.com/77097538)
"Timelapse: Yellowstone National Park" (bit.ly/1kF5axc)
"Yellowstone" (bit.ly/1bPI6DM)
"Howling Wolves – Heulende Wölfe" (bit.ly/1c2Oidv)
Interview from TED: "For more wonder, rewild the world" by George Monbiot
"Fooled by Nature: Beaver Dams" (bit.ly/NGgQSU)

Music Credits:
"Unfoldment, Revealment, Evolution, Exposition, Integration, Arson" by Chris Zabriskie (bit.ly/1c2uckW)

FAIR USE NOTICE: This video may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes only. This constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 106A-117 of the US Copyright Law.

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2 Comments

  1. hihe most beautiful, eloquent, and simplistic example of how delicate & inter-connected the web of life is. There exists no rational argument, for disturbing, meddling with, and harming the harmonious balance that exists within nature, apart from greed, and lack of awareness. With awareness, comes respect, for the earth that sustains us. With respect, comes the overwhelming desire and need to conserve, that which operates so beautifully outside of man’s destructive influence. Within that awareness & respect, awe and reverence for life develops deeper meaning, as we realise that what we are searching for, has always existed. Then it becomes more difficult to “shit in one’s own nest”….as you realise that every action that you take, impacts upon what actually gives you life…..which leads to reaching for higher ideals, and so the cycle begins, and continues….

  2. The most beautiful, eloquent, and simplistic example of how delicate & inter-connected the web of life is. There exists no rational argument, for disturbing, meddling with, and harming the harmonious balance that exists within nature, apart from greed, and lack of awareness. With awareness, comes respect, for the earth that sustains us. With respect, comes the overwhelming desire and need to conserve, that which operates so beautifully outside of man’s destructive influence. Within that awareness & respect, awe and reverence for life develops deeper meaning, as we realise that what we are searching for, has always existed. Then it becomes more difficult to “shit in one’s own nest”….as you realise that every action that you take, impacts upon what actually gives you life…..which leads to reaching for higher ideals, and so the cycle begins, and continues….

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