“Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty." 

- Albert Einstein

The Mission to Bring UK Animals Back From Extinction

Ellie Chivers explores plans to reintroduce lost species to Britain, including lynx and wolves.

Photo by Manohar Manu

Since 2015, the charity Rewilding Britain has been on a mission to reverse the effects of Britain’s extinction crisis. By restoring ecosystems to liveable states, overturning the loss of biodiversity on land and at sea, and rejuvenating people’s love for nature, they hope to see the reintroduction of extinct species to our habitats.

In addition to this, a recent article from the Woodland Trust – alongside their Osprey Cam, following the life of the birds reintroduced to Britain in 1996 – has raised questions about which extinct animals we are most likely to see back on our land.