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Farming and Environment | 22nd June 2023
 

Is rewilding contributing to increase in wildfires?

 
 
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Could rewilding be one of the culprits behind the increasing number of wildfires?

That’s the theory being put forward by Scottish Tenants Association director Alastair Nairn who is calling for further rewilding to be put on hold until the facts can be established.

Mr Nairn’s comments come following a spate of wildfires including one in the Highlands which lasted for more than two weeks and was said to be the biggest the UK has ever seen.

Meanwhile nine appliances and specialist resources had to be called in to tackle a fire in Dalshangan Forest near Dumfries.

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