The Wolves of Isle Royale: Genetic Rescue or Sacrificial Lamb

Obviously an isolated and small population of wolves is a bottleneck leading to extinction due to lack of genetic diversity. Without continuous human intervention this will be the case for any wolves brought to Isle Royale in the future, and, as the isolated species spirals downward to the extinction vortex there comes a great deal of suffering due to genetic deformities.

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Delisting Grizzlies

Federal delisting and subsequent hunting, as well as the imminent extinction of a key food source due to global warming, spell disaster for the iconic grizzly bears of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.