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Wild CapitalNature's Economic and Ecological Wealth$
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Barbara K. Jones

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781683401049

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9781683401049.001.0001

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Green Fire in a Wolf’s Eyes

Green Fire in a Wolf’s Eyes

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(p.163) 7 Green Fire in a Wolf’s Eyes
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Wild Capital
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Barbara K. Jones

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683401049.003.0008

The wolf as both an endangered species and an animal with abundant charisma returned to the West at a critical time. If the reintroduction of the wolf had not occurred when it did, one of the greatest wildlife conservation success stories in history would not have become a reality. For many, our willingness to co-exist with the restored wolf in the lower forty-eight states has moved the American relationship with wildlife even further away from the divisive Western worldview to a more Japanese worldview that sees us and wild nature as points on a continuum. This change is embedded in the debunking of the “bloodthirsty wolf myth” and an improved awareness of a predator’s right to exist, encouraged by more appropriately valuing its presence against other competing values. For the red wolf, its reintroduction to northeastern North Carolina has provided a powerful educational tool for engaging the public and improving their ecological and economic understandings of the value of wildlife. The return of a charismatic predator like the wolf to the lower forty-eight is not only changing the narrative regarding this animal, but has given us the opportunity to assign its presence tremendous value for future generations.

Keywords:   Predator, Wolf, Endangered species, Wildlife conservation, Charismatic predator, Bloodthirsty wolf myth, Reintroduction

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