Can wolves help save Japan's mountain forests?

International Wolf



Japan’s wolves were extinct by 1905. Today Japan's mountain forests are being killed by overabundant sika deer and wild boars. Since the early 1990s, the Japan Wolf Association has proposed wolf reintroduction to Japan to restore rural ecology and to return a culturally important animal. In this article I discuss whether the return of wolves could help save Japan's mountain forests.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Can wolves help save Japan's mountain forests?
Series title International Wolf
Volume Summer 2017
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher International Wolf Center
Contributing office(s) Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description 2 p.
First page 30
Last page 31
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