QUEST

The Ecology of Fear

Clip | 7m 2s Video has closed captioning.

We journey to Washington State’s Cascade Mountains, where the return of wolves could have a profound impact on this vast wilderness area. We meet up with biologist Aaron Wirsing to explore why wolves and other top predators are needed for diverse ecosystems to flourish. Using a simple video camera (a “deer-cam”) Wirsing is gaining a unique perspective on predator/prey relationships.

Aired: 03/15/14

Rating: NR

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