Lynx rewilding site found

Academics have identified a site in Scotland as providing the right conditions to support the reintroduction of the Eurasian lynx to the British Isles.

The lynx is thought to have become extinct in the UK around 1,300 years ago and many conservationists would like to see its reintroduction. In December, an application to bring it back to Kielder Forest in Northumberland was rejected by environment secretary Michael Gove, who said the backers of the project had failed to provide an assessment of its impact on ecology. 

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