Golden and white-tailed eagles could return to Wales for first time since 1850s after conservationists began a project to bring them back to Snowdonia.
Researchers at Cardiff University are investigating whether the modern Welsh landscape could support their reintroduction.
Eagles were once common in Wales and the Welsh name for Snowdonia is Eryri – meaning home of the eagle – but the huge birds were killed by sheep farmers and gamekeepers to protect their stocks in the Victorian era.
Now experts believe that their reintroduction could help ensure the future survival of the species as well as boosting tourism.
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