Wolves in Scotland

Highlands wolf reintroduction proposed

July 21st, 2009

Scientists have proposed the reintroduction of wolves in the Scottish Highlands. The area is proposed as a test site for a major experiment to help control the populations and behavior of red deer that in the past 250 years have utterly changed large ecosystems in the region. It is modeled on research carried out in Yellowstone National Park and elsewhere, which has shown that the absence of large predators such as wolves has allowed deer, elk and other animals to badly overgraze lands and destroy entire ecosystems. Read the rest of this entry