Tag Archives: reintroduced species

Has the red kite become a pest?

Here in Britain the red kite (Milvus milvus) was hunted almost to extinction. In the 16th century it was classed as vermin, supposedly a threat to agriculture. A few centuries later, along came gamekeepers whose job was (and still is) … Continue reading

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Short-haired Bumblebee Nests in Dungeness

Originally posted on vetsbeyondreason:
From http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-24112752 17 September 2013 Last updated at 01:57 GMT A species of bee reintroduced to the UK after becoming extinct has nested for the first time in a quarter of a century. The short-haired bumblebee…

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Wild boar

Wild boars are back in Britain. It sounds like historial reenactment, doesn’t it? But it’s true as we discussed here recently. The wild boar (Sus scrofa) is native to Britain but it was hunted to extinction by the end of … Continue reading

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Wildlife in UK cities

I’m grateful to my fellow blogger petrel41 for pointing to this.

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Bringing back the wolves?

Should we reintroduce the native grey wolf (Canis lupus) to Britain? The tourists would love to see wolves on our mountains, to hear wolves howling, and the wolves would eat excess deer. Some people in Britain shoot deer. On a … Continue reading

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Game season for deer

Today the shooting season begins for female red, roe, fallow and sika deer in Scotland. The season begins ten days later in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. For male deer, the season is months away. Deer are gorgeous. I like … Continue reading

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