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US Plains to see return of Big Game?

Now on first glance I think this is a brilliant idea.....

A group of Conservationists in the States have drawn up a plan called 'Pleistocene re-wilding' in which they aim to reintorduce 'megafauna' onto the plains of North America, thus helping endangered species as well as creating more jobs. Megafauna in this case being a number of African wild game such as Elephants, Lions and Camels.

Big Game 'Could Roam US Plains' (BBC News Online; Thursday 18th August 2005)

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davywavy
Aug. 18th, 2005 10:12 am (UTC)
No - Introducing Non-native wildlife has a history of being a profoundly stupid idea
angusabranson
Aug. 18th, 2005 10:29 am (UTC)
It's a plague of cheetah's coming our way!!!
oldson
Aug. 18th, 2005 11:43 am (UTC)
Yeah, but wouldn't those be cool last words......

I mean, the problem with dinosaurs is that by the time you've got the name out to warn people, it's already eaten them :)
mooncadet
Aug. 18th, 2005 10:14 am (UTC)
feckin eejits
ua_meruti
Aug. 18th, 2005 10:47 am (UTC)
Hey I've got an even better idea. What we do is extract dinosaur DNA from mosquitos in amber, then use that DNA to re-create the dinosaurs on an island somewhere. I call this "Cretaceous Island".... whaddya think?
oldson
Aug. 18th, 2005 11:42 am (UTC)
I say let em, the worst you could get is a bunch of ever hungry predators looking to conquer all the surrounding lands and destroy everything not like them......

But enough about the americans :)

I do like the point that it would be all "science driven"

What, and Jurassic Park wasn't?

Besides, bring LARP to a whole new audience wouldn't it?

Xcrawl anyone?
heliograph
Aug. 18th, 2005 12:51 pm (UTC)
This has got to be a hoax. Reintroducing wolves into Yellowstone was hard enough: this would be impossible.

Now, on the other hand, if they had large, private lands where you could -hunt- these animals for money... THAT I could see happening here.
felineparadox
Aug. 20th, 2005 08:10 am (UTC)
Marvelous, I want the three foot long dragonflys brought back :)
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