Climate Change And Wolves

The human impression made on our planet have been both positive and negative. Climate change is an example of a negative result of the advances in technology made by humans. 

The animal kingdom has been particularly affected by climate change. Changes in temperature has caused irreversible changes within some delicate eco-systems. 

The wolf is a controversial victim of climate change. It is a traditional fairy tale enemy and real life one too.   Many farmers run wolves off their land but on a bigger scale, the wolf is being affected by global warming. 

The food sources of the wolf are being affected. In the North American region, elk, moose and deer are experiencing particularly harsh winter conditions. As the wolf's prey move areas to find more food wolves may follow and often they may go to farms for food sources. This is not a popular option with farmers calling for a cull. 

 

 

Climate change brings more extreme weather events. Snow fall can be heavier causing less moose in some areas, a favorite prey of the wolf. As moose become scarce, experts have noticed that wolf packs increase. More hunters mean more efficient kills. More moose are killed in a shorter period than with collective smaller packs. Therefore the moose population is being affected. 

 

 

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