Recreating a Scottish paleo-landscape

Not to be out-done by Pleistocene Park, a Scottish landowner, Paul Lister, is attempting to turn his Highland estate, Alladale Estate (near Inverness), into an ecological game preserve with a twist – he is planning on recreating the flora and fauna that were typical of the area 2000 years ago. Lister is hoping to populate the park with elk, wild boar, lynx and other animals, as well as creating a reserve for indigenous vegetation such hazel, Caledonian pine and round birch.

The goal of this project is to create a tourist park and resort, and the developers hope to attract 50,000 visitors a year when the reserve is fully up and running.

Via Treehugger


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