Large fenced reserves could reintroduce wolves in Scottish Highlands

Comment made by one WEI contributor: “So, it’s not a question of ecology nor a question rewilding but simply a ‘new reality show for urban people’ and they will get it flavored with all wolves can give. We know what, but do they?” According to Professor David Macdonald, Director of WildCRU at Oxford University and co-author of […]

Landowner Aims To Bring Wolves Back To Scotland, Centuries After They Were Wiped Out

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in 1995, they had dramatic impacts on parts of Northwestern United States. Decades later, a wealthy landowner wants to try a limited version of that experiment — in the Scottish Highlands. Englishman Paul Lister is hoping to see the ancient Caledonian Forest of Scotch pine, alder and mountain ash […]

Wolves, bears and lynx will be reintroduced to Scotland ‘over my dead body’, minister tells farmers

Wolves, bears and lynx will be reintroduced to Scotland “over my dead body”, the SNP’s Rural Economy Minister has promised as he came under intense fire over the damage beavers are causing farming. Fergus Ewing told the NFU Scotland (NFUS) annual general meeting that the reintroduction of any species that make farming more difficult “won’t […]

Should wolves be introduced in Scotland? 

Wolves have been hunted to extinction across much of Europe but it seems where they have been thriving, their growing numbers may be causing problems.In France, the government has defied an EU law by licensing hunters to kill them to protect farmers’ livestock. Source: Should wolves be introduced in Scotland? – BBC News