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  1. dwatsonbirder

    Reintroducing the lynx

    I think as a professional ecologist I'll agree to disagree with you Gleb, and politely suggest that further education in ecological principals involves understanding multiple stakeholders, as well as ecosystem functioning, trophic layers, species synergies, cascade effects, genetic depression...
  2. dwatsonbirder

    Reintroducing the lynx

    Hi Jurek, A couple of considerations... I agree, and it is an interesting discussion - that is not the issue that I have though, it is that much of Gleb's diatribe isn't qualified or back up with any proper scientific understanding. As Deb says, it's all sounding a bit Jurassic Park...
  3. dwatsonbirder

    Reintroducing the lynx

    I'm not convinced that even Gleb is sure about that! It's not like we have a problem in the UK with certain introduced species...Pheasants, Giant hogweed, Himalayan balsam, Japanese Knotweed, Ring necked Parakeets, Zebra mussel, Crassula, Signal crayfish, American mink... etc. I'm still...
  4. dwatsonbirder

    Reintroducing the lynx

    A simple and easy question for you then Gleb, do you think the landscape is the same as it was 400 years ago? If not, then what is your scientific rationale for (re)introducing species which have been extinct for four centuries (at least) back into a landscape which has a different suite of...
  5. dwatsonbirder

    Reintroducing the lynx

    Forgive me Gleb, but you appear to have a very idealistic and somewhat naive view on species reintroduction. In the UK, the current legislation ensures that any (re)introduction is subject to something called an EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment)* which is used to measure what the impacts...
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