While reintroduction of predators to their former ranges in national parks and wilderness areas may be appropriate if substantiated by scientific study conducted by wildlife biologists, the NAIA Trust believes that such reintroductions should not be attempted without full consideration of species impact on private property owners in lands adjacent to the park. Farmers, ranchers, and pet owners should be allowed to protect their families and livestock should conflict arise between human interests and predator activity. In addition, the impact of the introduced species on the existing flora and fauna of the region and the likelihood that an introduced population will survive without interference by man should be considered and a plan for ongoing study of the introduced population should be implemented.

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