This may be one of the most important conservation concepts to come out of natural science in the last half century.
The thing about this case study is that the same can be applied to apex predators around the world: lions in Africa, tigers in Asia.
Sharks, bears, and wild dogs are all species sitting at the top of their respective food chains, creating stability amongst the species they prey on and maintaining the health of plants and animals right down the trophic ladder.
Have a look at this amazing video showing how one species can have a massive cascading effect on the entire ecosystem in which it lives… and even alter the geography of the area.
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