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Scotland | Red wolf reintroduction in Highlands would work best in large fenced-off preserve: study

Research, led by the University of Sussex and the University of Kent, indicates that for wolves to be effective at directly reducing red deer numbers and allowing nature to recover in the Scottish Highlands they may need to be reintroduced to very large fenced reserve.


A fenced area, which would also help limit encounters with residents, farmers and workers in the Scottish Highlands, would give the reintroduced grey wolf the opportunity to achieve the high population densities (e.g. 80 wolves per 1,000 km2) required to directly reduce the very high red deer numbers that are currently create an over-grazing problem in the Highlands.


https://phys.org/news/2018-06-large-reserves-effective-wolves-scotland.html

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