Target: Emily O’Donoghue, CIC Director of the Lynx UK Trust
Goal: Praise the Lynx UK Trust team for efforts to restore the wild lynx to its natural habitat.
The wild lynx may be reintroduced to England and Scotland thanks to the efforts of the conservation group known as Lynx UK Trust.
The Eurasian lynx was once a native to the British Isles, but was forced out of the land because of humans who destroyed their natural habitat and ruthlessly killed them. The last of the Eurasian lynx disappeared from Britain in the year 700. They do not pose a threat to humans due to their solitary behavior, and despite concerns from farmers over their livestock, the lynx rarely feeds on agricultural animals.
The Lynx UK Trust wants to reintroduce the closest surviving relative of the British lynx to England and Scotland and would release four to six lynx wearing GPS tracking collars into areas such as the Norfolk’s Thetford Forest. The Lynx UK Trust hopes to gain support for this plan by launching a full public consultation. This way, comments and concerns can be addressed quickly by the experts.
Reintroducing the Eurasian lynx could have a positive effect on the ecosystem by reducing the number of deer in Scottish woodlands and promoting diversity. Additionally, it could bring in even more wildlife tourism. Please sign the petition below to praise the Lynx UK Trust for their ambitious efforts to restore a beautiful creature to England and Scotland once more.
Dear Ms. Emily O’Donoghue,
I would like to thank you and everyone at the Lynx UK Trust for initiating your plan to restore the Eurasian lynx to England and Scotland. The lynx is a majestic creature and its reintroduction will greatly benefit the ecosystem.
It is comforting to know that you value the public’s opinion on this important matter and are launching a public consultation to hear what people have to say about the reintroduction of the lynx. After this consultation, I hope that you continue to move forward with your plan and submit a formal application with Natural England and Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), who will then grant the license to release the lynx into the wild.
The lynx will greatly help with the growing population of deer in the United Kingdom and could also attract wildlife tourism to the area. Concerns over the lynx killing livestock are unfounded due to the lynx preferring to hunt their prey in forest areas rather than open land. There may be some backlash due to the ignorance of this fact, but I hope that you will persevere in educating these people so that the lynx can thrive once more.
[Your Name Here]
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