Pleistoscene Rewilding: Bring Back the American Camel?
Connie Barlow, Rewilding Institute supporter, was interviewed recently at the University of Florida during a Deep Ecology public series.
“Rewilding Megafauna: Lions and Camels in North America?” can be found here.
Learn about the call for the return of the “American cheetah, the American camel, the American plains lion, the American mastodons and mammoths, and other species by using proxies from the Old World to restart their evolution in the New, and to restore their vital roles as shapers of ecological landscapes.”
Connie does presentations on North American Rewilding and her details can be found here.
THe camel was never native to North America – it was an introduced species. What would be the point of bringing them back to this country again? As far as I can tell the only real gain might be to save them from extinction in their native lands. However, since America is on the fast track to extincting itself we would probably not do the camel much good.Reply