Scotland

Eurasian lynx: how our computer model highlighted the best site for restoring this wild cat to Scotland

Eurasian lynx: how our computer model highlighted the best site for restoring this wild cat to Scotland

Though it can still be found in the forests of Europe, the Eurasian lynx has not been seen in the UK for more than 1,000 years. This medium-sized wild cat with its distinctive pointy ears was driven to extinction during the medieval period, thanks to low numbers of its preferred prey, roe deer, as well as a disappearing habitat and excessive hunting. But recently the Lynx UK Trust has argued strongly for its reintroduction.