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The opportunity to visit locations where rewilding projects to bring back native habitats and species are in action is an idea to consider this year. In particular, at Knepp Estate in West Sussex, where the concept of rewilding has been most significantly developed, you can encounter herds of wild ponies, cattle, deer and pigs as they roam […]
A new 30-minute documentary following an experimental ‘human wolf pack’ in the Scottish Highlands has been released by award-winning independent filmmaker Lisa Marley. The film – which is now available to watch online – examines Project Wolf, a study run by charity Trees for Life. Volunteers spent weeks in the Caledonian Forest, mimicking the behaviours […]
Lynx UK Trust and Wildwood Trust are working together on ambitious plans to reintroduce six Eurasian lynx to the Kielder Forest in Northumberland for a five-year trial period. An application is currently awaiting approval from the environment secretary, Michael Gove, and Natural England, although the trial is considered a near certainty after landowners who control the 20 adjoining […]
The first ever footage of a successful pairing of two captive bred beavers in the wild has been released by Scottish Beavers, a partnership between the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) and the Scottish Wildlife Trust. Part of an ongoing project, the Scottish Beaver Trial is focused on bringing the species back to Scotland […]
Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) in partnership with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and others released 20 breeding pairs or trios of rare hazel dormice into an undisclosed woodland location just south of Coventry, Warwickshire, on Thursday 14 June. This 2018 reintroduction follows two previous dormice reintroductions in the county which have been a […]