Wolf-Tree Comparison is Flawed;
Hawaii Prizes Native Flora, Fauna

Letters to the Editor / Anchorage Daily News / April 18, 2003


Craig Medred's shrill criticism of opposition to Alaska wolf "control" expenditures by specious comparison of such costs with much bigger costs for eradication of the tree Miconia in Hawaii showcases his failure to grasp the fundamental distinction between native (wolf) and exotic (Miconia) fauna and flora ("Hickel was right; nature shouldn't run wild," April 13). I am sure that in Hawaii -- unfortunately overrun with all manner of introduced (i.e., exotic) birds, mammal, and plants -- all native fauna and flora are very highly prized.

-- Dan Gibson / Ester, AK

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