Monty Don says wolves should be reintroduced to Britain as deer are destroying our woodland

to be honest, I am more worried about Beavers, I read that when they hear water running through a pipe (or culvert), they think it is a leak in a dam and make sure they block it up, and just counting I have 19 pipes to take ditches under gateways here. Conservationists have even designed a guard for pipes (which to me seems to be designed to block up and need cleaning out very regularly).
Whilst many of the points these people (you know what I mean) make can be good, does he seriously think it’s a good idea to have a fantastically successful vicious predator roaming around the British countryside?

I think wolves are incredible and beautiful creatures but I’m chuffed if I want to be doing my current job, which involves faffing about in fields in the dark very often, with the thought I might see one or more wolves licking their lips.

I watched a documentary once about reintroducing wolves to a remote valley in the USA. The valley was many tens of thousands of acres with not a single human inhabitant, but many were up in arms about the prospect.

One chap said “The wolf is an incredible and evil creature. If the devil himself had a pet, he would have a wolf.”


Mixed Farmer
Doesn't Monty Don's son farm? Adam I think it is, used to make a lot of noise on twitter (might still do), @Clive would know I'm sure.....

He used to run a flying sheep flock and was a lot more sensible than his Dad.;)

I’ve not seen or heard of him for a good while now, and pretty sure he left the industry.:(

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...