Experts urge extreme caution on ‘rewilding’

Proposals and efforts to ‘rewild’ the landscape have become increasingly popular in some corners, but researchers say that scientific evidence supporting the potential benefits of this form of restoration is limited at best. As history has shown, the introduction of species into new places is often met with unexpected, negative consequences for the environment and postulate that even reintroduction through “rewilding” might also be problematic.

Lawrence Woodward

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