Extinctions! Invasions! The Wild Side of Hopes and Fears

nottingham extinctions invasions the wilde side of hopes and fears

Nothing better reflects the long-term hopes and fears of the British population than the islands’ fauna. Over the last 10,000 years, humans have brought to extinction scary animals (bears, wolves, lynx, wild boar) replacing them with more benign species (farm animals and pets) introduced to improve people’s lives. Have all these changes been positive? It’s debatable. Do you hate grey squirrels? Should bears be reintroduced? Come and find out more about the past of British fauna and cast your vote for its future.