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Golden eagles to return to Wales?




by Webmaster, 20th February 2019

After almost 200 years since they were hunted to local extinction, plans are in place for their reintroduction

A soaring golden eagle is one of the great sights in British wildlife, but one that hasn't been seen in Wales since the mid-1800s, when humans hunted them down.

But now, plans are in place for a pair to be reintroduced to Snowdonia in North Wales by 2020. 

This is great news for wildlife enthusiasts, though some farmers are concerned the birds may attack their animals.

Welsh Border Life columnist Jules Hudson visited the site where the birds could be released for BBC TV show Countryfile Winter Diaries. Read about his experience of the place and of holding one of these birds of prey in the March issue of the magazine.

 

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