Home / Science & Research / Commissioned reports / The potential for reintroduction of Eurasian lynx to Great Britain The potential for reintroduction of Eurasian lynx to Great Britain: a summary of the evidenceJos M. Milner & R. Justin Irvine - Aug 2015 Photo by: Manfred A ZimmerFIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE REPORT This report was commissioned by the BDS in August after it was proposed that a reintroduction of lynx could help control Britain’s burgeoning deer population. The report gathers all current evidence about the lynx into one place, so an informed opinion can be formulated. It will be used to inform any responses the BDS may make during the consultation phase of any future applications to release lynx into the wild. It is also hoped to submit for publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal by the authors. John Bruce, chairman of the BDS Research Committee, explains: “There have been many differing reports on lynx in the press. This report addresses some of the main issues around the proposals and refines the evidence found in similar release programmes. Readers will come to their own conclusions about the probability of conflict and the probity of releasing Lynx.”The BDS’s Scientific Advisor, Dr Alastair Ward, adds: “The BDS has been watching the debate with interest. We were keen to understand the pros and cons, particularly as they relate to deer and animal welfare, and to gather and synthesise this information from an independent, impartial source for the public good.” DOWNLOAD THE REPORT FURTHER READING Capturing the Spirit of Wild Deer Embark on an enchanting journey into the heart of wild deer appreciation with the British Deer Society’s (BDS) Photographer of the Year Competition! Immerse yourself in a unique blend of artistic expression and wildlife celebration as passionate photographers from the BDS community vie for the prestigious title. Love for Deer: A Valentine’s Pledge Discover a heartfelt Valentine’s pledge with the British Deer Society! This article invites you to go beyond traditional celebrations and extend your love to the majestic wild deer of the British Isles. Join the BDS movement and become a crucial part of ensuring the well-being of these iconic creatures. A Glimpse into Winter Transitions Embark on a captivating exploration of UK deer in February and March, delving into the intriguing transitions of winter. From the spectacle of antler casting to foraging for winter reserves, discover the nuanced behaviours, coat colour shifts, and weather-driven movements that define this transitional season.