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Reintroducing apex predators
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    Thread created on 17:04:42 - 27/08/18 (5 years ago)
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    Last replied 18:57:31 - 29/08/18 (5 years ago)
    In my last year at university, I did a module on sustainability as a required branch away from chemistry. In this we had to write a report on reintroducing animals to Scotland, I went for the lynx. Considered bear, wolf, lynx and beaver. I believe the beaver has been reintroduced now. I found the arguements very interesting and complex.

    Anyone from a country that has reintroduced an animal, especially an apex predator?
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    Posted on 21:54:24 - 27/08/18 (5 years ago)
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    Wolves here in the United States seems like the obvious one. 
    https://www.yellowstonepark.com/park/yellowstone-wolves-reintroduction

    Yellowstone is an achievement in environmental management. Plain and simple.
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    Posted on 22:38:43 - 27/08/18 (5 years ago)
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    Yeah I read about that, effects seen in river courses etc. I believe wolves were proposed here but immediately shot down by farmers! I would not like to be out on a snowy night and hearing a wild wolf howl that’s for damn sure!
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    Posted on 04:19:10 - 28/08/18 (5 years ago)
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    Aldo Leopold has a worthwhile read if you're interested in environmental ethics. A piece you should consider is "thinking like a mountain".

     

    http://www.uky.edu/OtherOrgs/AppalFor/Readings/leopold.pdf
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    Posted on 04:28:16 - 28/08/18 (5 years ago)
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    Thanks for that, enjoyable read. Pretty much what I got from essay research, why I leant towards lynx as they are less controversial for humans, less likely to take livestock and thrive on deer. Scotland has a big old problem with deer ?
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    Posted on 04:39:53 - 28/08/18 (5 years ago)
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    Flamingos were reintroduced to the VI about 30 years ago after our population was decimated due to the destruction of their habits via land reclaimation.

    Ironically, a lot.of indegenous species of animals I  particular have been destroyed because of the introduction of seemingly harmless animals like cats.

    Cats have the best hunting instincts of any animal alive so it's probably not a good idea to introduce them to anywhere they weren't native before. 

    Yes, I'm mental. 

    No, it's okay.

     

     

     

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    Posted on 05:15:51 - 28/08/18 (5 years ago)
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    Yeah I read about that, effects seen in river courses etc. I believe wolves were proposed here but immediately shot down by farmers! I would not like to be out on a snowy night and hearing a wild wolf howl that’s for damn sure!
    I've heard the howl of a wild wolf before. Absolutely beautiful and blood curdling at the same time. 

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    Posted on 18:52:08 - 29/08/18 (5 years ago)
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    Ninivah [1950421]

    Flamingos were reintroduced to the VI about 30 years ago after our population was decimated due to the destruction of their habits via land reclaimation.

    Ironically, a lot.of indegenous species of animals I  particular have been destroyed because of the introduction of seemingly harmless animals like cats.

    Cats have the best hunting instincts of any animal alive so it's probably not a good idea to introduce them to anywhere they weren't native before. 
    Yes.

    I like my cats but i do know what they do.

    Anything smaller than them is fair game and its not just the obvious stuff either like birds, rats and mice.

    They will and do go for frogs/newts/toads etc as well. They really do go for anything smaller than them.

    Cats arent good for bio diversity.

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    Posted on 18:57:31 - 29/08/18 (5 years ago)
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    Scourge of the field mouse ahaha.
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