Study: Even small numbers of NP visitors can prompt changes in wildlife behavior
People often visit U.S. national parks to catch a glimpse of wildlife. But how does our presence impact the animals we hope to see?
National park traffic has grown steadily over the past decade, and popular parks like Yosemite and Yellowstone can easily see over a million visitors a year. In these heavily used areas, one might expect animals to change their behavior to avoid humans.