Wildlife

Rare species discovered at ‘lost world’ estate near Loch Ness

Screen Shot 2017-02-23 at 12.10.55 Surveys at Trees for Life’s Dundreggan Conservation Estate near Loch Ness have revealed a range of rare species, including a midge never recorded in the United Kingdom before – underlining the site’s growing reputation as a ‘lost world’ for biodiversity … read more

Crossbill identification at Dundreggan Conservation Estate

scottish crossbill 2  L.Campbell 848px Dr Ron Summers, Principal Conservation Scientist with the RSPB, visited Dundreggan this week to check the identity of our resident crossbills. … read more

Beavers – unique opportunity for the Scottish Highlands

european beaver 0540 L.Campbell Welcoming the Scottish government’s decision to allow reintroduced beavers to remain in the country announced today, Trees for Life said that it plans to move ahead with investigating the possibilities for bringing beavers to areas north of the Great Glen, working with local communities to identify where they might live without perceived adverse impacts … read more

Red Squirrels in the spotlight

red squirrel 106 L.Campbell Red squirrels are flavour of the month! We have been busy re-introducing red squirrels and dealing with lots of media interest in the work. There has been so much enthusiasm for our wee rusty tree-dweller that we’re hopeful for its future … read more

New Species Profile: Slow Worm

Screen Shot 2016-10-27 at 21.22.32 This legless lizard is common and widespread in Scotland, but is declining because of habitat loss ... read more

New Species Profile: European badger

badger 66 L.Campbell With its distinctive striped face, the badger is an unmistakable mammal in the forest, but as a nocturnal species, is rarely seen ... read more

Red squirrel spotted at Dundreggan!

DSCF2134 Last week we received some very exciting news when a Conservation Day Volunteer spotted our first red squirrel at Dundreggan Conservation Estate. … read more

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