From National Geographic:
Eurasian lynx used to stalk the forests of Britain. This magnificent cat’s greatest assets – a beautiful pelt, and sharp claws and teeth – were also tragically its curse. By around 700 AD our ancestors, either through sport, the fur trade or fear for the safety of their livestock, had hunted them to extinction. Now, a group of environmentalists wants to bring them back.
Lynx UK Trust hopes to transport six wild lynx (two males and four females) from Scandinavia and release them in the Kielder Forest, a 250-square-mile stretch of woodland in Northumberland. Here they would hunt and feed on the hundreds of roe deer that roam the region.