Norway plans to kill off its critically endangered wolf population. Are they crazy?
I love to eat shellfish and scallops are one of my particular favourites. I don’t like to eat them, though because the way they are fished – dredging – is hazardous to other sea life and their ecosystem. So, when I saw a documentary about a Norwegian initiative to catch scallops, diving and then work to restore and propagate the species in its natural environment, I thought, good for Norway, that’s the way forward.
Which is why it’s all that much more distressing to learn Norway is going to cull 70% of its wolf population, particularly since that population amounts to only 68 wolves in total and they are classified as ‘critically endangered.’ So I implore people to watch this video about the US’s decision to repopulate Yellowstone Park with wolves and the impact that had on the environment of the United States’s largest national wilderness reserve. And when you do that, please spread the word.