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Wolves in England again?

Post by WQ Project Coordinator » Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:55 am

Britain looks to US for wolf breeding plan

Yellowstone's successful reintroduction of packs inspired idea to release them into the Highlands

* Juliette Jowit, environment Editor
* The Observer
* Sunday September 30 2007

Ten years ago wildlife experts released 31 wolves into the wild in America's Yellowstone National Park. From that small beginning, hundreds of grey wolves in packs now roam the vast park and beyond in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, and have changed the ecology of the region.

This weekend experts in Britain will meet to discuss whether wolf reintroduction schemes could be used as a model to change this country's landscape.

The conference comes as a scheme to create a vast, fenced Highland safari park with roaming wolves in Scotland has just got the go-ahead from planners. Support for going a step further and having wild wolves in Britain after centuries of extinction is also growing, though there is still opposition from farmers, walking groups and some conservationists.


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http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2 ... n.wildlife
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Re: Wolves in England again?

Post by StarSeeker » Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:49 am

Well, in America's point of view, its great because we don't have to kill to reduce the population.
But setting wolves suddenly free in England and Scotland my damage the ecosystem
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Re: Wolves in England again?

Post by Fenris » Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:57 am

Wolves!!! England!!
Yes i hope they do that i live near highlands!!!!
i can study them well if i could find them
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Re: Wolves in England again?

Post by wolf567 » Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:04 am

StarSeeker wrote:Well, in America's point of view, its great because we don't have to kill to reduce the population.
But setting wolves suddenly free in England and Scotland my damage the ecosystem
I live in England and i agree, if they do they should do a few to see how it works then introduce more if the trail works, i hope they do a fenced safari park near were i live.
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Re: Wolves in England again?

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Re: Wolves in England again?

Post by Woozy » Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:34 pm

Oh, that would be a dream come true for me. :3 to maybe see a real live wild wolf doing what it should do, not it some zoo. I agree they should not just release them all at once and see what happens. Would be great for Britain to have wolves again.

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Re: Wolves in England again?

Post by Shadow1995 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:12 pm

Woozy wrote:Would be great for Britain to have wolves again.
I live in England too,and I agree to the whole safari thing,but like you said,it might damage the ecosystem. :shock:
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Re: Wolves in England again?

Post by Fenris » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:44 pm

it would cause a drop in deer and other prey
but if they where put some big. But i really hope people dont hunt them!! well when thier all over england if they are.. i dont the english would do that
we have been know to hunt... alot but i think we learned that killing wolves solves nothing.

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Re: Wolves in England again?

Post by pawnee » Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:33 pm

England has plenty of red deer, roe deer, and some fallow deer as well as wild boar, wild birds and foxes to eat. I think it would be a great idea to reintorduce WILD wolves into Europe. But that means finding wild european wolves, not american ones, and releasing them into enclosures to make packs and then set them free in human free places. What place in england is devoid of humans? I`m all for it, but I wouldn`t want some lunatic to come along and shoot an individual for trying to be a wolf.
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Re: Wolves in England again?

Post by whitewolf609 » Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:19 pm

YAY wolves in england I hope thay do let them free here in uk but meny famers are complaning about it (idc what the farmers think!!!!!! I WANT EM BACK!!!!!)
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Re: Wolves in England again?

Post by Songdog » Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:25 pm

Here is some information on the benefits of returning wolves to England, from a website promoting the reintroduction.

http://www.wolftrust.org.uk/whyreintroduce.html

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Re: Wolves in England again?

Post by Arwen » Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:29 am

I live in Wales, I think the highlands of scotland and/or Mid wales would be a great place to re-introduce wolves :]] I'm all up for it. England is a good place too I guess... but I still think they should come to wales hehe.

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Re: Wolves in England again?

Post by breanna » Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:34 am

everyones right! there are good points and bad points! but wolves do need to be reintroduce for the "greater good" (always wanted to say that.)
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Post by LunarWolfVII » Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:02 pm

I agree, they should be careful to see if it works, but if it does, it would be interesting!
Then they should see about Ireland! J/K no, they've probably changed to much to be able to have them now.

Wolves haven't been there for centuries either, Those Irish Wolfhounds were good...perhaps a little too good.
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StarSeeker wrote:Well, in America's point of view, its great because we don't have to kill to reduce the population.
But setting wolves suddenly free in England and Scotland my damage the ecosystem
I live in England and i agree, if they do they should do a few to see how it works then introduce more if the trail works, i hope they do a fenced safari park near were i live.
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Re: Wolves in England again?

Post by Argos » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:49 am

I don't think England can support enough wolves for the population to be geneticly viable.
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