The ultimate vision of TENT in Scotland is to create a controlled and fenced wilderness reserve.
The vision is to create the first fenced wildlife and wilderness reserve in Europe, where we will restore wolves and bears to an area of 200 square kilometres to naturally regulate browsers, red and roe deer, and improve biodiversity.
Our inspiration comes from the game reserves of Africa, and Yellowstone National Park in the USA where the return of wolves has improved not only the environment but also local economies.
– WOLVES AND BEARS LIVE IN ALMOST EVERY COUNTRY IN EUROPE
The importance of large predators at the top of the food chain is seen all over the world and it is now time to harness that potential in a degraded and barren landscape, such as the Scottish Highlands.
– WOLVES IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (© DOUGLAS SMITH – NPS)
– YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
– WOLVES GENERATE APPROXIMATELY $35 MILLION PER YEAR THROUGH TOURISM REVENUES IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES (© DOUGLAS SMITH – NPS)
The project is about attempting something different in an area of upland Scotland where there is huge potential for more sustainable economic opportunities. It is a chance to boost a dwindling natural environment while engaging people on a national and global level.
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