Those rushing to reintroduce the Lynx “Copycats insist a lynx comeback will reinvigorate British forests” (Jan 29) must also consider their welfare. Only one of the fifteen European reintroduction sites has an increasing population. Even in the Jura Mountains, spanning the border of France and Switzerland, we now know these small isolated Lynx populations, have significant welfare problems, such as heart defects, caused by inbreeding.
Director of Communications
Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust