Wildlife

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

New project seeks first major boost in Scotland’s red squirrel numbers in decades

(small) Red squirrel by Peter Cairns The Caledonian Forest Wildlife Project – which launches this summer – has the ambitious goal of establishing 10 new populations of the species in the Highlands over the next three years, with the long-term aim of boosting red squirrel numbers in Scotland by more than 10 per cent … read more

Why we should be welcoming back Scottish Beavers

european beaver 49 L.Campbell The Scottish Government is due to take an important decision this autumn – to accept the presence of European beavers in Scotland as a native animal, and encourage further re-introductions to spread their beneficial effects, improving the genetic baseline of the population… or not … read more

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