The aim of this publication is to provide case study summaries of selected reintroductions and
conservation translocations carried out in the United Kingdom. These case studies are provided to
accompany and inform use of the ‘Reintroductions and other conservation translocations: code and
guidance for England’ published in May 2021. While the case studies in this volume were
conducted prior to publication of the code and guidance, they all observed international guidelines2
for reintroductions, the standard upon which the English code and guidance are based, published by
the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
We hope this publication will provide an insight into the challenges facing reintroduction and
translocation projects trying to restore biodiversity and a useful source of reference for future
We plan to publish further editions and welcome the submission of further case studies. As the aim
is to help inform future projects, we are equally interested in case studies of projects that faced
difficulties or even failed, as these will provide useful insights into the challenges of reintroducing
species. While the case studies included are all for terrestrial species we would also welcome
studies for marine species.