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  1. Mono

    Why are some people vehemently against reintroductions?

    I once had an interesting chat with a whale researcher. She had been studying the recovery of Right Whale numbers after whaling. Her conclusion was that they would never get to previous levels because the ecosystem had "moved on". With the Right Whales absence other animals had expanded their...
  2. Mono

    Why are some people vehemently against reintroductions?

    The bustards have zero chance of spreading off the carefully managed Salisbury Plain out into the intensive farmland surrounding it. The money would be better spent on supporting the extant but threatened populations.
  3. Mono

    Why are some people vehemently against reintroductions?

    Can we just keep on topic and stop slanging
  4. Mono

    Why are some people vehemently against reintroductions?

    The UK has changed for White-tailed Eagles, they are protected. Persecution by farmers and crofters has largely stopped. In this case the chance of natural colonization was slim and I feel that artificial means were necessary but I don't feel that they are filling an unfilled ecological niche.
  5. Mono

    Why are some people vehemently against reintroductions?

    The UK is not a zoo, or shouldn't be, where we humans tinker about and add or subtract the flora and fauna we desire. The UK now is not the UK of 1000 years ago, or 100 years ago or even 50 years ago. The birds listed above were extirpated due to a combination of direct killing or to different...
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