As some of you may know, Sharon’s son Sam is an entomologist by trade and also takes a keen interest in all things natural. His recent piece on the reintroduction of the lynx for Ecohustler is a fascinating look at how we could be seeing our once native species, back in the highlands of our future.
“All species play an important role in the ecosystems they are a part of – but not all species are created equal, with some punching far beyond their weight in terms of their influence on the wider environment. These may be defined as keystone species, which includes the lynx. The return of such species – coupled with the restoration of degraded or increasingly rare ecosystems – is vital if we hope to stem the flow of biodiversity loss from our land. As apex predators, lynx play a key role in regulating the ecosystems they are a part of, which will be imbalanced without them.”
Read the whole article here and let us know what you think!