How wolves change rivers is the story behind the reintroduction of wolves in Yellowstone National Park. What impact adding a toppredator had on the biodiversity of the park and how this synergized to an unexpected outcome. It shows us how much of an impact a smal initiative can have on a large scale.
“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched
to everything else in the Universe.” – John Muir
“it is the combined power of a group of things when they are working together that is greater than the total power achieved by each working seperately:
Team work at it’s best, results in a synergy that can be very productive.”
This movie is an example of how one, almost displaced species’, was restored and influenced a whole ecosystem over time. It’s as if fostering synergies between resources and biodiversity was achieved by a natural balance.
Why more biodiversity?
We have become much more dependent on biodiversity and ecosystem services, due to population expansion and economic growth. We should manage this by fostering synergy between the needs of people, planet and profit. A focus on long term conservation planning is necessary for developing this sustainable future.
A study on conservation planning, shows us that at the local scale, we as humans have a lot of trouble organising and seeing what our influence is at a larger scale over a long timespan.
Only through economic evaluation of ecosystem services and the usage of rich scientific data, will help us create a picture that justifies the investment in nature conservation.
The study shows us that the investment in conservation of ecosystem services greatly exceeds the cost and could even create new incentives and funding for the conservation of biodiversity.
Because of this indisputable link between our Planets biodiversity, the Peoples’ effect on it and the Profit acquired while borrowing it’s resources, we should establish a balanced triangular relationship.
This is achieved through fostering synergy between local initiatives. While keeping our planet vital with a high level of biodiversity on local scale, so that people on a global scale can live prosperous with a sustainable lust for profit.
When the toppredators were released in Yellowstone National Park, it made a lasting impact on the vitality of the ecosytem.
So what would happen if humanity would take full responsibilty and acted in synergy for a sustainable future in 2050?
“With the first deployment in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the first half of 2018, The Ocean Cleanup will start its mission two years ahead of schedule.”