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Gove rejects lynx reintroduction licence

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Secretary of State for the Environment, Michael Gove, has rejected proposals to reintroduce lynx into Kielder Forest, Northumberland in a letter written to the Lynx UK Trust.

Mr Gove decided not to grant a licence for the reintroduction following an assessment by Natural England, which concluded that the application “does not meet the necessary standards set out in the IUCN guidelines and fails to give confidence that the project outputs would meet the stated aims”. MORE

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