I find this subject was considered in some depth on here previously. The issue is the culling of deer. Something like 25 wolves per 100K squared is not going to make inroads but it could help.
I am convinced there is a case for introduction by the Royal Societies report on wolf introduction.There is little point in me regurgitating pieces of that report on here as it is available on line.
It is going to be a long haul to get it past the landowners.But the deer population is consuming the grass and young trees, that sheep,birds and other mammals rely on and the effects will only increase if nothing is done.
We have interrupted the food chain with deer and paying the price for it with less trees.
The present Farm payments scheme pays the farmer per hectare irrespective of cropping and raising of animals.
I understand the deer management groups are slow in presenting their culling management plans and and the Scottish state may do it and obtain reimbursement for the task.
Reports say there is 50% too many deer for the environment up there to stand. Counter argument is about rich people, loss of jobs and stalking tourism.These jobs will be similar to the ones going to happen,and never did, with the hunting ban
Something needs to be done to control the deer population.1.5 million affecting the environment particularly natural tree regeneration.Northern Highlands should be okay cannot remember many sheep up there.Legitimate wolf kills would be reimbursed.