Buffer zones around National Parks preserve the visitor experience
Cougar Fund board member, Jane Goodall wrote fondly of her memories of the wolves in Denali. There was one pack in particular that existed and was studied simultaneously with Dr. Jane’s own work in Gombe. The parallel lives of her chimpanzees and Denali’s sentinel wolf pack make the story of the wolves’ demise even more poignant for Dr. Jane.
The introduction of buffer zones is the hope for a future of glimpses, howling and connection with recovering packs in Denali. May this initiative spread to include all parks where great predators roam uncross unseen boundaries and run the spectrum of man’s interest from blood lust to awe.