Comment: What if Wolves don’t change rivers, or the Lynx lacks bite? Rethinking a rewilding orthodoxy

For many, the return of apex predators is considered to be essential for full ecosystem recovery because of the critical role of large carnivores in regulating the populations and behaviour of other species. In the fifth article in our Wilding for Conservation series, however, Hugh Webster asks whether the reintroduction of Wolves and Lynx to Britain could truly have an impact on biodiversity