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License approved for British reserve which plans to add wolves

[large thumbnail url=”license-approved-for-british-reserve-which-plans-to-add-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”01″] [thumbnail icon url=”license-approved-for-british-reserve-which-plans-to-add-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”01″] An English estate which already has over a dozen wild boar and two European elk has had their license renewed, which means they could introduce a small pack of wolves to their reserve.

The Alladale Wilderness Reserve,  in Ardgay, Sutherland maintains a small collection of species which were once native to the UK.

The renewal of their license was contingent on “hill walkers” failing in their challenge to the estate’s reserve based on the “right-to-roam” rules common for rural areas of the country.

The reserve at this point has 17 wild boar and two European elk, which were covered by the license renewal. But the plan which was submitted as part of the renewal process includes the introduction of four wolves.

The application was approved unanimously by the Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross licensing committee. The Mountaineering Council of Scotland expressed concerns about the freedom of access and were said to be disappointed in the ruling.

Learn more about the Alladale Wilderness Reserve

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