Unpacking Facts & Myths
“Wolves will cause problems wherever they go."
"Wolves are the solution to all the environmental problems!”
Neither are totally true!
Top predators like wolves evoke strong emotions in people. They are both loved and hated, respected and feared. Our perceptions of wolves are influenced by personal experiences, as well as our culture, education, media, beliefs, and relationship with nature. Our mixed and often opposing perceptions about wolves have inspired decades of scientific research to uncover the facts about this complex species, its role in an ecosystem, and its relationship with people.
The take-away message: It’s complicated!
What’s the difference between perceptions, scientific facts, and perspectives?
Throughout the Quest, you will be examining perceptions, facts, and perspectives about the wolf.
Keep these concepts in mind as you UNCOVER and EXPLORE the complex issue of wolf reintroduction.