The Natural World: Moose in the Glen

TONIGHT: 16th April 2008
BBC 2 - 8pm

Multi-millionaire landowner Paul Lister is a man on a mission. Fired by a belief that the Scottish Highlands need restoring, he's embarking on an ambitious plan to turn his 23,000 acre estate north of Inverness into Europe's first wilderness reserve. He hopes to reinstate the old Caledonian pine forests and release long lost animals, starting with moose and wild boar, and eventually predators such as brown bears, lynx and wolves. Some of the local people are far from convinced by Paul's vision. Then he has to contend with a mountain of red tape, and outbreaks of foot and mouth and blue tongue. Will he even be allowed to let loose moose in the glen?

Producer & Director Mike Birkhead
Series Editor - Tim Martin

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