Is Scotland ready for the return of lynx?
Lynx to Scotland is a comprehensive study to accurately evaluate the social feasibility of returning lynx. An extensive and impartial study to assess people’s views about the possible reintroduction of Eurasian lynx to the Scottish Highlands which will begin in Jan 2021 by a new partnership of the charities SCOTLAND: The Big Picture, Trees for Life and Vincent Wildlife Trust.
Lynx are now expanding in range and numbers across mainland Europe as hunting laws are enforced and public attitudes to large predators soften. Several successful lynx reintroductions since the 1970s have brought ecological and environmental benefits to countries more densely populated than Scotland, and in areas used for farming, hunting, forestry and tourism.
Lynx to Scotland runs from January 2021 to February 2022 and is not associated with any other previous or current initiatives to restore lynx to Britain.