Rewilding Scotland: Background information when reading Once There Were Wolves

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Once There Were Wolves

by Charlotte McConaghy

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Rewilding Scotland

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WolfIn Charlotte McConaghy's novel, Once There Were Wolves, the heroine leads a project to reintroduce wolves to the Highlands, the mountainous region of northern Scotland. As they were hunted to extinction around the end of the 17th century, there is a very real debate surrounding the possibility of bringing wolves back to this area, and based on successful efforts already accomplished, some experts consider Scotland a potential model for rewilding campaigns across the globe.

What Is Rewilding?

The primary aim of rewilding is to conserve and restore natural environments. This facilitates the development of healthy, balanced ecosystems, which in turn supports species diversity and alleviates the impact of climate change. Ideally, rewilding means minimal human interference, but with deforestation, pollution, habitat loss and extinction so advanced in many parts of the world, specific strategies are being implemented to return the land to nature and kickstart the regenerative process. ...

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