This short film teaches us that nature knows best and that the wild and powerful spirit of the wolf has the power to heal as well as to kill.
Our urge to control and micro-manage nature, even when we’re trying to conserve and protect it, might be taking us in the wrong direction.
There’s growing evidence that one of the best approaches might be to let nature re-wild. Encouraging the return of forests, large mammals and top predators may be the healthiest thing for nature.
In this short film, he explains how the return of wolves in Yellowstone National Park has benefitted animals at all levels of the food chain. Without top predators, the natural balance can be thrown out.
When wolves took out a few deer and deterred them from some areas, the size of trees increased five-fold, bird numbers grew, beavers returned and fish did better. The return of trees helped to reduce soil erosion and to stabilize the rivers.
Nature teaches us the wise lesson that at times letting go of control can be the healthiest thing. The natural balance is beautiful. Many conservation organisations try to micro-manage their nature reserves, but perhaps letting nature take control would be better in some cases.
And in life too, sometimes it’s best to stop trying to hold on too hard, and to embrace the free-roaming spirit of the wolf. Let go of control and you’ll feel less stress , and see healthier relationships blossom around you.
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