http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1695968,00.html

Bears at the dustbins, wolves in main street as Europe goes wild

From the page:
Great swaths of Europe are surrendering to nature as human birthrates plunge and unemployment draws people into the big industrial hubs. Europe will lose 41 million people by 2030 if today’s birthrates continue to languish at the present level. Poor but rapidly changing countries such as Romania and Bulgaria are undergoing a quiet social revolution. And in its wake comes the wildlife.

It appears that as populations in rural areas decline through low birthrate and as people move from farming, mining etc to city life then wildlife, previously kept at bay by humans, is taking advantage and thriving. Good to see but I imagine there will be a backlash in what remains of the rural communities through fear of threats to the safety of their children and livestock.

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