NOVA - Wild Predator Invasion

Updated Fri, Mar 28, 2014 10:59 am

Wednesday, April 2 • 9 p.m.

Follow the scientists who are returning apex predators to their natural environments — and learn why.

A growing number of scientists are discovering that removing top predators from the wild has thrown ecosystems off-kilter, triggering domino effects that we are just beginning to understand. NOVA follows scientists who are trying out a simple but controversial solution: returning apex predators — like coyotes, bears and panthers — to their natural environments.

Can these newly introduced predators restore the natural balance of their ecosystems without threatening the humans who live among them? Find out when NOVA's "Wild Predator Invasion" airs Wednesday, April 2 at 9 p.m.