Could wolves and predators such as lynx be the solution to saving what’s left of Ireland’s natural world?

Wolves were driven to extinction in 1786 but their reintroduction could help rewild remote parts of Ireland as part of European efforts to address global warming and save nature. The idea was mentioned in the Dail last week by Eamon Ryan, the leader of the Green Party, during a debate on the state’s forestry policy, which promotes coniferous plantations devoid of wildlife and flora. The Greens are advocating for the creation of native woodlands and using wolves and other predators to ensure wildlife thrives.

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