We certainly haven’t, but the possibility of doing so seems to be on the increase, if a recent report in the Independent is anything to go by. And not just in Scotland, where these charismatic animals have survived.
The Vincent Wildlife Trust is a charity which focuses on our rare mammals and collates any reports of pine martens in Wales and Northern England. Last month, the Trust announced a two-year study into the possibility of reintroducing pine martens south of the border.
We can’t wait.