Rewilding Australia – the dingo dilemma

By Tim Smith 27th April 2014 Many of the world’s largest carnivores are under threat from hunting, habitat loss and climate change, according to a recent paper by ecologist William Ripple and his colleagues from North America, Europe and Australia. Their list of endangered species includes lions, leopards, panthers, tigers, sea otters, polar bears… and…

Rewilding Scotland – can we live with the big, bad wolf?

By Tim Smith April 3rd, 2014 Rewilding is a topical issue in the UK at the moment, largely led by the journalist George Monbiot, who has recently written a book on the subject, entitled ‘Feral.’ In Monbiot’s brave new world, the UK’s green and pleasant landscape comes alive with wolves, lynx and even bears. For…