Predators as Keystone Species

Keystone species have a disproportionate impact on the environment. Many predators are keystone species, meaning healthy ecosystems depend on their presence. Just as the keystone at the top of an arch holds all the stones in place, predators maintain a balance that benefits all living things.  

By keeping spaces where predators can survive, Predator Friendly® farms and ranches help animals from elk to deer to songbirds.


More Information:

Read how wolves improve beaver, fish and songbird habitat:
Yellowstone National Park Wolf Reintroduction is Changing the Face of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Read how wolves help antelope to flourish:
Wolf Density Aids Pronghorn Fawn Survival


Book Review:

Where the Wild Things Were: Life, Death and Ecological Wreckage in a Land of Vanishing Predators
by William Stolzenburg