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  1. jurek

    Why are some people vehemently against reintroductions?

    This is an additional argument to reintroduce charismatic, large, colorful species. Purely for the pleasure of people. Sounds still much better for me, than building more visitor centers, paved paths, boardwalks, flower beds and suchlike, which are done purely for people not animals. You are...
  2. jurek

    Why are some people vehemently against reintroductions?

    Because it is difficult to estimate without knowing future population in Britain. Which would depend on rather not obvious issues - like size of deer population to feed lynxes or wolves, or ability of lynxes to live near motorways without being run over, for example. Or ability of large birds to...
  3. jurek

    Why are some people vehemently against reintroductions?

    There is also at least a place-name in the Knepp area. Given general scarcity of bird observation in the 15. century, two surviving records should be taken as regular occurrence. It is improbable that two isolated records both made it through public memory towards today. This is how historical...
  4. jurek

    Why are some people vehemently against reintroductions?

    I think you are imagining a straw man, something no conservationist takes seriously. Regarding wolves and bears, they live in human-transformed landscape with fields, farms, villages, towns, roads, tourist resorts etc. in many places in Europe. Highlands of Scotland are wilder and less...
  5. jurek

    Why are some people vehemently against reintroductions?

    I am not sure what you imagine, but I think that rare species of plants, insects, amphibians, sedentary birds or rodents should be as a routine moved to other reserves with suitable habitat in Britain. This would compensate the completely unnatural cutting migratory routes by human land use, and...
  6. jurek

    Why are some people vehemently against reintroductions?

    To answer your main question: Dislike of reintroductions (properly: translocations) is a historical misconception of naturalists in Britain. It is, thankfully, changing because of the generation turnover. Progress in natural sciences often happens by replacing old scientists by young ones, it is...
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