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Reintroduce lynx? Fine, but we must control the apex predator – humans
These are the farmers, gamekeepers and hunters (all of whom are allowed to own guns)...
There's been so much publicity with Autumnwatch and Springwatch, and all these TV programmes that poachers come from far and wide."
The Forest’s Wild Life Warden who has been the warden for seven years told me that they are a cross, that they bread more frequently than true boar and have larger litters. These are facts from the experience of people living in the forest who see them breading all year with large litters. He also said that this fact made it difficult in the control of them as it was virtually impossible to kill an adult which did not have young or was pregnant.
www.wildwoodtrust.org... Fences are damaged by falling trees, bypassed over deep snowdrifts and very damaging to the environment in manufacture and installation on that scale. This is just turning them loose.
Paul Lister, a multimillionaire who owns 23,000 acres of land, hopes to reintroduce wolves, lynx and bears to his Scottish estate in the highlands. He believes that the predators can be satellite tracked, allowing farmers to be compensated if their livestock is attacked. In
order to have enough space for wolves and bears, he would need to acquire a further 27,000 acres from the neighbouring estates36.
The biggest foreign landowner in Scotland, the late Paul van Vlissingen, also wanted to reintroduce wolves and lynx to the Scottish
countryside. A three year study of his 80,000 acre Letterewe estate showed that traditional culling was having little impact on deer
Applications are being submitted this month to Natural England and Scottish National Heritage for a five-year trial to release around 18 lynxes at sites in Norfolk, Cumbria, Northumberland and Aberdeenshire
Vetter and his colleagues compared annual wild boar population growth to temperature and precipitation data from twelve European countries, with data being available for up to 150 years in some regions. They identified a clear trend. “There is a sharp increase in the number of wild boars after mild winters. As mild winters are becoming more frequent, also wild boar populations are growing exponentially,” Vetter explains.
Wild boar numbers in the Forest of Dean are continuing to increase despite an annual culling programme, according to the latest survey carried out for the Forestry Commission of England who manage the area.
Now in its third year, the survey carried out by Forest Research, revealed that wild boar numbers in the forest are now in excess of 1000, almost twice the number recorded in spring 2013.
...in Italy, an agriculture lobby has called the wild boar situation a national emergency.
Mr Stannard, now war is declared let battle come down.
...swamp the little runt and his psycho cronies
... cant have a polite conversation with theses twats, just want to punch them.
i would love to see how full this "man's" pants get if he was in the sights of a rifle....especially if my eye was at the other end of the scope