Monday, March 17, 2014

From the Top of the Food Chain Down: Rewilding Our World - George Monbiot

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George Monbiot (Photo: Wikipedia)
by Ted-Ed:

Our planet was once populated by megafauna, big top-of-the-food-chain predators that played their part in balancing our ecosystems.

When those megafauna disappear, the result is a "trophic cascade," where every part of the ecosystem reacts to the loss.

How can we stay in balance?

George Monbiot suggests rewilding: putting wolves, lions and other predators back on top - with surprising results.

Lesson by George Monbiot, animation by Avi Ofer.
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