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Comment: What if Wolves don’t change rivers, or the Lynx lacks bite? Rethinking a rewilding orthodoxy

By - Hugh Webster

For many, the return of apex predators is considered to be essential for full ecosystem recovery because of the critical role of large carnivores in regulating the populations and behaviour of other species. In the fifth article in our Wilding for Conservation series, however, Hugh Webster asks whether the reintroduction of Wolves and Lynx to Britain could truly have an impact on biodiversity within our heavily nature-depleted landscapes.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist