Published on Sep 26, 2016
Wild Things: Wolves and bison roaming Germany, the lynx returning to the UK; as this report explores, endangered animals are being reintroduced to wild places as part of a radical and controversial idea called “re-wilding””
It’ll be like the dodo, it’ll be gone” warns Dr O’Donoghue. He is fixated on saving one of the rarest animals in the world, the Scottish wildcat. But although support for the wildcat is strong, a local farmer has labelled O’Donoghue “slightly delusional” for his dream of reintroducing predatory Lynx to the Scottish landscape. This report looks at both sides of the fight to repopulate Europe with beasts from the past.
You can rewild in your own back yard as well!