As reported yesterday by various outlets including the BBC and The Scotsman, Lynx UK Trust has approached landowners, farmers, gamekeepers and conservation groups seeking their thoughts on reintroducing the once-native lynx to Aberdeenshire, Argyll, Northumberland, Cumbria and Norfolk over a five-year period.
One of the hottest topics in conservation at the moment, the issue of reintroducing lynx is undoubtedly controversial. Some argue that there will be conservation and economic benefits whilst others are concerned about the potential impact on farming.
The GWCT is among the organisations who have been asked to respond and we intend to do so.
Our response will of course be based on sound research and evidence but as always we are interested to hear what other people think so please take our short survey below: