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Random Walk (Statistics)
A mathematical object, known as a stochastic or random process, that describes a path that consists of a succession of random steps on some mathematical space. An example could be the search path within a grid of a foraging animal.

Recovery of a species through natural movement into an area, not influenced by human intervention.

The act or process of restoring threatened or endangered species to a non-threatened or non-endangered status.

The release of a species into an area that was part of their probable historic geographic range, but from which they have declined or disappeared, for the purpose of establishing a new wild population.

Rendezvous Site
An above ground area, usually open and near water, where pups are taken when they are old enough to leave the birth den. The wolves gather there to sleep, play and eat. Wolves may move from one rendezvous site to the next until the pups are old enough to accompany the adults on their hunts and travels.

International Wolf Center Glossary

Resource dispersion hypothesis
This theory holds that food quantity and distribution is the primary cause and determinant of group size (D. W. Macdonald 1983; von Schantz 1984).

Restoring an area of land (large -scale) to its natural uncultivated state and protecting natural processes and core wilderness areas, providing connectivity between such areas, and protecting or reintroducing apex predators and keystone species. Used especially with reference to the reintroduction of species of wild animal that have been driven out or exterminated.

Trophic rewilding: ecological restoration of top-down trophic interactions to promote self-regulating biodiverse ecosystems; JC SVENNING, M MUNK, A SCHWEIGER – Rewilding, 2019

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AV Stronen, L Iacolina, A Ruiz-Gonzalez – Global Ecology and …, 2019