A Stirling University PHD student has been carrying out research to find the most suitable sites for the reintroduction
of the Eurasian lynx to Scotland.
He said: "I think this speaks volumes for the confidence in the trial reintroduction
plan we've laid out, and the potential it has for improving the local ecosystem and expanding the local tourist economy.
The Lynx UK Trust have applied to carry out a trial reintroduction
of six Eurasian lynx in the Kielder Forest region of Northumberland.
Conservation group Lynx UK Trust plans to trial the reintroduction
of Eurasian lynx into forests in Northumberland, Cumbria, Norfolk and Aberdeenshire, to control deer numbers.
have already established free-ranging and semi-free herds in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and Slovakia.
in a changing climate; promises and perils.
Dr Craig Shuttleworth, from the Anglesey Red Squirrel Project, said: "After a long running campaign to remove the marauding grey squirrel, the autumn reintroductions
will return one of the most popular and charismatic woodland animals to woodlands, parks and gardens from City Dulus to Benllech.
From the standpoint of species and ecosystem health, limited attempts at predator reintroduction
in the United States have for the most part proven very successful.
PTES development officer Nida Al-Fulaij said: "This marks the 17th reintroduction
in our programme which has taken place across 12 English counties, with more than 635 dormice being released over the last 16 years.
were achieved by relocating muskoxen from the Vrangel Island and Taimyr Peinsula populations (Table 1).
There have been several successful reintroductions
of wolves in North America, and although they remain controversial, they offer a blueprint for a similar programme here.
"Anglesey is now the Welsh stronghold for this endangered mammal, an island haven, and we aim to increase red squirrel numbers further over the next few years through a series of additional reintroductions
"The black-footed ferret reintroduction
to Shirley Basin is quite a famous case study," says Doug Armstrong of Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand, a biologist who studies reintroductions
Fish and Wildlife Service to create a large-scale captive breeding program, supplying birds for reintroductions
. Bald eagles were reintroduced to Santa Catalina Island starting in 1991, and Santa Cruz Island in 2002.
Life history studies have led to the development of propagation technologies for a number of species, and hundreds of thousands of juvenile mussels and snails are being produced and released for population augmentations or reintroductions
in several states.