Are we on the brink of seeing a return of this apex predator to the British Isles?
Last weekend you may have seen various articles about a proposed trial re-introduction of the Lynx to two sites in England and one in Scotland, near Huntly. Four to six Lynx, with GPS tracking collars, would be released at each site to see how they behaved and interacted with the other wildlife in the area.
The Lynx UK Trust seem to be a very professional outfit and have some serious scientists on board and presumably a decent amount of resource. What is interesting is that they propose to do the introduction themselves, once they get a licence from the respective governments to do so and have already secured landowner agreement for the sites.