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Richard D

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In the UK "studies" and "trials" are used as a means of delaying meaningful action, frequently in cases where successful trials elsewhere followed by full scale reintroductions have made further work unnecessary. The usual excuse is the UK I s somehow different from Europe.

In the case at hand there is already UK evidence of European Bison effects on a fenced UK landscape at the scale of this "trial", from the Highland Wildlife Park herd. Nothing to be learned, nothing intended to be learned, just an attempt to get funds by lies about reintroductions.

For conservation organisations to endorse this kind of dishonesty plays into the hands of those who are delaying e.g. beaver reintroductions at full scale across England - now long overdue - studies long completed, benefits known - while silly little fenced compounds for the amusement of the super rich are hailed as reintroductions. It's time for straight talking and elimination - public refutation by the guilty - of BS claims of free roaming Bison.

John
But they haven't lied about the scheme - they've made no suggestion that it's a reintroduction project, merely a habitat management project. Have you seen their web site?
 

Farnboro John

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But they haven't lied about the scheme - they've made no suggestion that it's a reintroduction project, merely a habitat management project. Have you seen their web site?
What the website says and what the press briefing led to the media reporting are so far apart as to represent different universes and I am waiting for the published refutation.
 

Richard D

what was that...
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What the website says and what the press briefing led to the media reporting are so far apart as to represent different universes and I am waiting for the published refutation.


Both are clear on them being in a fenced enclosure and why they are being used... I'm not sure you can blame the Trust if less reputable media companies haven't been as clear.
 

Farnboro John

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Both are clear on them being in a fenced enclosure and why they are being used... I'm not sure you can blame the Trust if less reputable media companies haven't been as clear.
Whereas I think using the word "introduced" is misleading. A farmer doesn't introduce a new bull to his field and these Bison are in no sense introduced. If even the BBC - and I note your inability to find more than one source meeting your take on the story - doesn't pick up correctly then there must be something intentionally amiss with the briefing material, unless you are arguing incompetence.

John
 

Richard D

what was that...
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Whereas I think using the word "introduced" is misleading. A farmer doesn't introduce a new bull to his field and these Bison are in no sense introduced. If even the BBC - and I note your inability to find more than one source meeting your take on the story - doesn't pick up correctly then there must be something intentionally amiss with the briefing material, unless you are arguing incompetence.

John
I don't follow your logic with introduced - I think it's a perfectly neutral term. E.g. 'We're going to introduce a new ditch management strategy'

In terms of finding only one source, it was purely a lack of effort on my part - I simply chose a large respected media outlet.

I'm sure there is bad reporting out there, but I've found nothing that confirms your allegations that the Trust has been deliberately misrepresenting the project, and certainly everything they have directly published seems very clear and open.
 

Sandy73

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Whereas I think using the word "introduced" is misleading. A farmer doesn't introduce a new bull to his field and these Bison are in no sense introduced. If even the BBC - and I note your inability to find more than one source meeting your take on the story - doesn't pick up correctly then there must be something intentionally amiss with the briefing material, unless you are arguing incompetence.

John
Morning.

If you feel that there must be something intentionally amiss, contact the Kent Wildlife Trust and Wildwood Trust and get corrections and/ or claification for the media.

It may be that phrases have been used, with the best intentions, to convey to the general public what the project is about. Perhaps the media/ communication person/ team haven’t looked at the media output from a different angle (your view perhaps, with no slight or criticism intended) and see that the message could, through no malice or hoodwinking, be misleading. Everyone is always learning.

In the meantime, I hope the Bison are wandering through the Blean having a beneficial impact for the area.

Regards
 

jurek

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A first step of a journey was made. Whenever a wild animal is brought back to nature, individuals which know only zoo conditions must learn the wild. Younger and brighter ones accept it immediately, others need years and sometimes the process takes a whole generation. I am talking about people accepting beavers, white-tailed eagles, wild boar, bison and lynx. Animals adapt immediately.

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