Reviving a Ghost of Tasmania: The Ethics and Feasibility of Thylacine De-extinction

De-extinction is not simply about putting a carbon-copy of an 1800’s thylacine back into the Tasmanian ecosystem. The thylacine co-evolved within that ecosystem over many thousands of years, and its role remains intact. Returning the native apex predator to that environment has the potential to stabilise it, and even save other endangered marsupials.