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By studying similarities in the genes of Scots Pine trees, scientists have shown that the iconic pine forests of Highland Scotland still carry the traces of the ancestors that colonized Britain after the end of the last Ice Age, harboring genetic variation that could help regenerate future populations.
By Peter Ranscombe A LEADING wildlife expert has called for Scotland to accelerate plans to re-introduce extinct species. Speaking ahead of a major conference today, Roy Dennis said he thinks the Highlands could support the reintroduction of the lynx and the wolf.
The efforts of one British businessman to re-introduce wolves and bears into his estate in the Scottish Highlands is raising concerns from some farmers and neighboring landowners.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.