Reintroduction of the Eurasian Lynx into England given the boot by Defra.

As expected the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, The Rt Hon Michael Gove, having taken advice from Natural England, has declined an application to reintroduce a small number of Eurasian Lynx into the Kielder Forest. This decision was always on the horizon as the proposal would not have been welcome […]

Could we live with Lynx, by Dr David Hetherington?

Until just a few years ago, the lynx was virtually unknown as a former native of Scotland. Beavers and wolves dominated discussions about reintroductions. Nowadays though, it seems you can barely open a newspaper, magazine or website without meeting the intense, feline stare of a lynx as the prospect of their return is very […]

Formal bid to bring back lynx to Scotland expected this summer

AN official application to bring lynx back to Scotland is set to be submitted next month and could see the big cats roam Britain for the first time in 1,300 years. The Lynx UK Trust has completed a public consultation on plans to reintroduce Eurasian lynx – complete with GPS tracking collars – to […]

Farming community are the first to go public raising concerns over Lynx release in eastern counties

SHEEP farmers have raised concerns over discussions to introduce lynx to parts of the eastern counties.

Thetford Forest, which borders Norfolk and Suffolk has been earmarked as one of three potential sites to rewild with the medium-sized wild cat. The project, backed by the Lynx UK Trust, would […]

Bring back the big cats: is it time to start rewilding Britain?

Rewilding means the mass restoration of damaged ecosystems. It involves letting trees return and allowing parts of the seabed to recover. Above all, it means bringing back missing species. The lynx may be brought back to Britain and areas of damaged landscape could be repaired. One of the few surviving accounts by the Britons of […]