Suppose that the wolves on Isle Royale die off because of disease or genetic defects

QuestionsCategory: scienceSuppose that the wolves on Isle Royale die off because of disease or genetic defects
Glen Morales asked 2 weeks ago
Suppose that the wolves on Isle Royale die off because of disease or genetic defects from inbreeding. Should we (a) intervene and import new wolves to help control the moose population or (b) let the moose population grow until it exceeds its carrying capacity and suffers another population crash? Explain your reasoning.

Who is to pay? What are the costs?
What are the risks, either way?
What about just opening the Island up to Moose hunting? That could generate income to preserve other species.

I will be happy to critique your reasoning.

You import wolvesif the moose grow, they’re gonna take food away from other speciesso they’re not gonna be the only ones that diethe bunnies will have less food, so they’ll be in our gardens more and more…it’s a chain reaction, not just an isolated incident.

You import wolvesif the moose grow, they’re gonna take food away from other speciesso they’re not gonna be the only ones that diethe bunnies will have less food, so they’ll be in our gardens more and more…it’s a chain reaction, not just an isolated incident.