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  •  thanks so much NCrissieB! fantastic diary (3+ / 0-)
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    the key is sustainability and being aware of the interrelationship of issues so that real solutions are found. your diary just makes that case beautifully.

    It really irks me that some see the ESA as means to increase wolf population so that they can be removed from list and killed and then when numbers dwindle, place on ESA list again for protection, rinse repeat. That just-another-subsidy approach without consideration of the issues you raise must stop.

    thanks. :)

    Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Mohandas K. Gandhi

    by Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse on Thu Jul 02, 2009 at 08:26:19 AM PDT

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    •  Wolf hunts are a part of that, however. (1+ / 0-)

      The point of the diary wasn't to return wolves to the endangered species list, but to celebrate a success of the endangered species program: in most of their current habitat, wolves have rebounded to sustainable populations.  There are some who still want to eradicate wolves, but they are fewer than they were 46 years ago and if we can educate the public as to this marvelous species, those who want to eradicate them will be fewer still 46 years from now.

      That said, carefully-managed wolf hunts are part of that ecosystem and always were, because we humans are also part of the ecosystem.  We're not the central part, and I hope 46 years from now we're even more aware that the earth does not exist solely for our comfort and convenience.  For me, sustainability means re-learning that we're part of a very complex system and fitting ourselves to what that system best rewards: openness, diversity, and resilience.

      Good afternoon! ::huggggggggggggs::

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