Rewilding




April, 2015
A beaver turned up on Roome Bay beach and it has though to have swum down the Tay and been washed out to sea and then washed in to Roome Bay see: https://aboutcrail.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/april-3rd2/




Environment Trust host a talk and Q&A with George Monbiot chaired by local MP Zac Goldsmith 
Duke Street Church, Richmond, SRY TW9 1DH
February 10th, 2015 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Rewilding
This is large-scale conservation aimed at restoring and protecting natural processes and core wilderness areas, providing connectivity between such areas, and protecting or reintroducing apex predators and keystone species. Rewilding projects may require ecological restoration or wilderness engineering, particularly to restore connectivity between fragmented protected areas, and reintroduction of predators where extirpated.


From Wikipedia
In the 1980s, the Dutch government began introducing proxy species in the Oostvaardersplassen nature reserve in order to recreate a grassland ecology.
In 2011, the 'Rewilding Europe' initiative was established with the aim of rewilding 1 million hectares of land in the western Iberian Peninsula, Velebit, the Carpathians and the Danube delta by 2020.[18] The present project considers only species that are still present in Europe, such as the Iberian lynx, Eurasian lynx, wolf, European jackal, Brown bear, chamois, Spanish ibex, European bison, red deer,griffon vulture, black vulture, Egyptian vulture, Great white pelican and horned viper, along with a few primitive breeds of domestic horseand cattle as proxies for the extinct tarpan and aurochs. Since 2012, Rewilding Europe is heavily involved in the Tauros programme, which seeks to recreate the genotype of the aurochs by selectively breeding domestic cattle.

In 2010 and 2011, an unrelated initiative in the village of San Cebrián de Mudá (190 inhabitants) in Palencia, northern Spain released 18European bisons (a species extinct in Spain since the Middle Ages) in a natural area already inhabited by roe deer, wild boar, red fox andgray wolf, as part of the creation of a 240-hectare "Quaternary Park". Three Przewalski horses from a breeding center in Le Villaret,France were added to the park in October 2012. Onagers and "aurochs" were planned to follow.
On 11 April 2013, eight European bison (one male, five females and two calves) were released into the wild in the Bad Berleburg region of Germany, after 300 years of absence from the region.

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