Hunted to Extinction
Uncover our past canid diversity
The British Isles were once home to several canid species including at least three suspected subspecies of fox and the grey wolf. The golden jackal once bounded across our land also, which is recorded in historical texts documenting their importation for the purpose of releasing them for hunting.
While it is known the grey wolf and these introduced species were hunted to extinction, it is not commonly known that the red fox also faced extinction, but their populations were saved from this fate with the importation of foxes from Europe.
The Society aims to hunt down evidence that may suggest these extinct fox genetics still exist in lineages today and to establish at what extent.