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Specieswatch: plan to return lynx to UK receives fresh boost

21.05.2019
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Michael Gove blocked an earlier application, but a possible Scottish site has now been identifiedA plan to bring back the Eurasian lynx - Lynx lynx - to Britain has moved a step nearer with research that pinpoints the Kintyre peninsula in Scotland as the place this large carnivore has the best chance of thriving. From there, the research suggests, the lynx could spread to the rest of the Highlands over the next century.However, the idea of releasing cats bigger than a German Shepherd into the Scottish countryside is not universally popular. The lynx's favourite lunch is roe deer but sheep farmers point out a lazy predator could develop a taste for easier catches. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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