Join an exploration of what it would be like to live with lynx
David Hetherington, author of The Lynx and Us, is hosting a webinar with Scotland - The Big Picture to explore what it would be like to live with lynx.
Those of us who have seen David in action will know that his commentary is informative yet impartial, passionate yet measured. David’s presentation is perfectly complemented by the spectacular photographs of Laurent Geslin, considered to be the finest collection of wild lynx images taken to date.
Join David Hetherington, author of The Lynx and Us, to explore what it would be like to live with lynx. What does this secretive hunter look like? What does it do? And how might it fit back into the Scottish landscape where it’s been absent for so long?
WHY ARE LYNX IMPORTANT?
Across much of the Scottish landscape, predator-prey interactions, carcass scavenging and nutrient cycling are missing. As an apex predator lynx would restore an ecological process that has been absent for centuries.
Deer numbers in Scotland are now higher than any other European country, their browsing impacting on vegetation and woodland recovery. Lynx perform an efficient deer management service free of charge, 365 days per year.
Despite being extremely elusive, in countries like Germany, lynx are used as symbols of a nature-rich landscape, attracting visitors and providing economic opportunities to rural communities.
Find out more - https://www.scotlandbigpicture.com/lynx-to-scotland