Tens of millions of sightseers...

enfieldspares

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My, these people do bulls1t. Tens of millions of sightseers?

So that's the population of what? All of Leicester, Derby and Nottingham combined and then multiplied by ten? East Midlands Trains must be already planning the Lynx Expresses...

Although obviously these tens of millions of sightseers won't be coming any longer to see the ground nesting birds. Because these things won't despite the farming lobby's fears successfully target lambs and probably not deer either. So the next thing left on their prey list is...ground nesting birds.

So that's the black grouse in the Keilder Forest "down the toilet" I guess. And if re-introduced in the Highlands the capercaillie not long after. Or will the RSPB be culling these lynx?

So this weekend I'll be writing to my MP to ask him to ask the DEFRA Minister to oppose this rewilding nonsense of granting licences to release these cats.


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‘Near certainty’ lynx will be released into wild in Britain as landowners agree to plan
 
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reloader54

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My, these people do bulls1t. Tens of millions of tourists?

So that's the population of what? All of Leicester, Derby and Nottingham combined and then multiplied by ten? East Midlands Trains must be already planning the Lynx Expresses...

Although obviously they not be coming any longer to see the ground nesting birds.

So that's the black grouse in the Keilder Forest "down the toilet" I guess. And if re-introduced in the Highlands the capercaillie not long after. Or will the RSPB be culling these lynx?


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‘Near certainty’ lynx will be released into wild in Britain as landowners agree to plan


Tourism trumps everything,, just ask the broads authority. gift shops are more easy to manage than wildlife.

when the sheeple come to their somewhat dull senses and realise they ain't gonna see a lynx on every visit they'll soon find some other money sucking attraction to follow until its time to switch on the idiot lantern and watch the latest "I'm a talent-less dick, get me outta here"
 

deerstalker.308

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My, these people do bulls1t. Tens of millions of sightseers?

So that's the population of what? All of Leicester, Derby and Nottingham combined and then multiplied by ten? East Midlands Trains must be already planning the Lynx Expresses...

Although obviously these tens of millions of sightseers won't be coming any longer to see the ground nesting birds. Because these things won't despite the farming lobby's fears successfully target lambs and probably not deer either. So the next thing left on their prey list is...ground nesting birds.

So that's the black grouse in the Keilder Forest "down the toilet" I guess. And if re-introduced in the Highlands the capercaillie not long after. Or will the RSPB be culling these lynx?

So this weekend I'll be writing to my MP to ask him to ask the DEFRA Minister to oppose this rewilding nonsense of granting licences to release these cats.


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‘Near certainty’ lynx will be released into wild in Britain as landowners agree to plan


No, tens of millions (£) from sightseers.....
besides which all of this is utterly laughable, they said the same about Thetford Forest and that they’d got the full backing of FC but they hadn’t even approached them!!
Plus one argument for their defence is that these “secretive” animals will have zero interaction and go unnoticed in or forests yet they’re marketing it as a tourist attraction for people to spot them......
they guys a baffoon of the highest order. One day he’ll stop wasting everyone’s time and get a job...
 

enfieldspares

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Plus one argument for their defence is that these “secretive” animals will have zero interaction and go unnoticed..

Aha! Like the episode of "Death in Paradise" fictional TV series where tour groups were paying money to see the famous St. Honore Blue Parrot that had been extinct since the island's last hurricane?

So in fact it'll be folks that will be paying "tens of millions" for little more than a walk in the woods. I must go to Specsavers.

FWIW they might as well tell them they've a chance of seeing faeries too or they've a chance of spying MPs out looking for badgers...
 
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deerstalker.308

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Aha! Like the episode of "Death in Paradise" fictional TV series where tour groups were paying money to see the famous St. Honore Blue Parrot that had been extinct since the island's last hurricane?

So in fact it'll be folks that will be paying "tens of millions" for little more than a walk in the woods. I must go to Specsavers.

FWIW they might as well tell them they've a chance of seeing faeries too or they've a chance of spying MPs out looking for badgers...

Best place to see them will be on the side of the road I’d imagine, should think most will be meeting their end due to the motor car if not the odd misidentified “Fox” in the lamp.....
 

User00025

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Best place to see them will be on the side of the road I’d imagine, should think most will be meeting their end due to the motor car if not the odd misidentified “Fox” in the lamp.....

No way! most will end up as nice fireside rugs in Hill Farmers' living rooms. :evil:
 

DamDama

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If these people are serious about rewilding why don’t they put their resources into helping the almost extinct Scottish wildcat as a starter? They are single issue zealots with nothing to contribute to the biodiversity of our crowded island.
DD
 

DamDama

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If these people are serious about rewilding why don’t they put their resources into helping the almost extinct Scottish wildcat as a starter? They are single issue zealots with nothing to contribute to the biodiversity of our crowded island.
DD
 

Ray7756

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These people are total idiots, what next I know lets have some bison and wolves, we also had bears many many years ago so how about releasing some of them, you do notice that they do not own or farm any of the land they propose to release these predators on , so no chance of financial loss for them, Lloyds may say they will cover any losses, but wait till the claims start pouring in,,,, you can bet your butt that Lloyds have a get out clause and wont be responsible for any losses, or will pay the claim only when the farmer has video evidence of the lynx attacking the sheep, oh and it would need to be witnessed by a JP, lets face it insurance companies just love paying out on claims :rofl:
cheers
Ray
 

enfieldspares

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The keeper where I used to shoot some twenty-five years ago up in Perthshire told me that when out on his rounds, on one of his previous estates, with his then young eight year old daughter caught a wildcat, in one of the live catch cage traps he used for foxes. His daughter was there at the cage saying "Here pussy, pussy" and wanting to take it out to stroke it. He said it nearly gave him a heart attack at the time.
 

Alantoo

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My, these people do bulls1t. Tens of millions of sightseers?

I read the article as saying the sightseers will be bringing in tens of millions [i.e. of pounds] to the local tourism economy...so maybe a million of them buying an afternoon cream tea...or a hundred thousand paying for a hotel room....

Alan


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P.S. Oops, sorry just read the other posts and see others read it that way too...
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williamwansbeck

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One of hardest cat to see even in Alaska where population is densest, a half dozen in north Northumberland lucky to see 50 times a year,foresters not punters, in the dreams of the unrealists but eating Cheviot lambs in hard weather and puppy dogs in 5 years time
 

Highlandsjohn

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Enough people travel to loch ness every year hoping to glance a look at a monster.

They come at the wrong time of year. It's common knowledge she will only show in the dead of winter when the Artic Charr are plentiful. So it's only locals who spot her. Just to keep them coming back.:scared: john.
 

reloader54

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Enough people travel to loch ness every year hoping to glance a look at a monster.

with respect I don't believe a fictitious creature is much of a threat to sheep,grouse, or much else, it does very well as a local attraction though, which I'm sure is a benefit to the local traders.

maybe we could announce a Sasquatch has been seen in the kielder forest and tens of millions would flock to that instead.:rofl:
 

ciscokid

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If these people are serious about rewilding why don’t they put their resources into helping the almost extinct Scottish wildcat as a starter? They are single issue zealots with nothing to contribute to the biodiversity of our crowded island.
DD
You are right. The Scottish wildcat on the brink of extinction, the water vole population decimated ( mink ? ), red signal crayfish eating everything in sight. Red squirrels ousted by greys. These people need to allocate resources to more deserving and realistic causes in British wildlife.
 

Cootmeurer

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Can't wait to see all the negative comments from the wildlife watchers when they drive up and don't see one. Wonder how many return trips they will make, and how many of their friends get a word of mouth report on the non-sight seeing trip.

i actually have Bobcats (the much more populous and widespread kissing cousin of the lynx) on my land. We have large enough numbers for an open season, and The only time we ever see them is on trail cameras. Aside from checking my traps or blowing a predator call I have seen them during daylight a grand total of 5 times.

As someone else mentioned, best chance for an urbanite to see them is as road kill along the motorway.
 

Wapinschaw

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If lynx are so cuddly and won't go for sheep or present a danger to people why is there such a hue and cry when one escapes from a zoo/wildlife park, invariably ending in them being shot?
 
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