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Yellowstone Ecosystem Saved by the Ecology of Fear

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December 19, 2012
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The Spine of the Continent introduces us to one of the single most ambitious conservation efforts ever undertaken: to create linked protected areas extending from the Yukon to Mexico, the entire length of North America. This movement is the brainchild of Michael Soule, the founder of conservation biology and the peer of E.O. Wilson and Paul Ehrlich, who endorse his effort as necessary to protecting the continued existence of nature on our continent.


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