Situation analysis: reintroduction of wolves to the Scottish Highlands
Here is my idea for a situation analysis for the week 3 exercise:
The last wolf in Scotland was reportedly killed in 1680 (although some may survived up to the 19th century). Since then, free from natural predators, red deer numbers have skyrocketed and are preventing tree regeneration and ecosystem restoration in parts of Scotland. Reintroducing the wolf to the Scottish Highlands was first proposed in the late 1960s, but the idea has started to gain wider publicity and support, particularly with increased conservation discourse on the potential for the large-scale rewilding of native woodlands.
I will be joining the morning session on Wednesday.