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Protecting the future of Scotland's trees at Kew's Millennium Seed Bank

Dwarf birch inside Trees for Life Dundreggan exclosure Trees for Life has been collecting seed from dwarf birch trees on its Dundreggan Conservation Estate in Glenmoriston near Loch Ness, as part of a national project to protect the UK's trees. Trees for Life is a partner in the UK National Tree Seed Project, a programme set up by the Royal Botanic Gardens – Kew's Millennium Seed Bank – with funding from players of People's Postcode Lottery. … read more

Trees for Life’s red squirrel project wins global conservation competition

Red squirrel c Peter Cairns hires Scotland’s only entry in the Forests category of a leading global conservation competition has won funding of more than £25,000 to help ensure the long-term survival of Scotland’s red squirrels. … read more

Nature-depleted Scotland needs new era of rewilding says landmark book

Mountain dawn A sticking plaster approach to conservation is failing Scotland’s wildlife – and with species such as red squirrel, wild cat and capercaillie declining or on the edge of extinction, a new era of massive rewilding is needed, says a landmark new book from Trees for Life and SCOTLAND: The Big Picture. … read more

Scottish entry in international awards to boost tourism and Gaelic by saving red squirrels

Red Squirrel Cover Scotland’s only entry in the Forests category of a leading international conservation competition could this week secure funding to create a lifeline for Scotland’s red squirrels, while boosting nature tourism and the Gaelic language in the northwest Highlands. … read more

Voting urged to help secure the future of Scotland’s red squirrels

as-4 Voting urged to help secure the future of Scotland’s red squirrels … read more

Highlands ‘lost world’ near Loch Ness celebrates 10 years of rewilding

Volunteer and pupil cutting the cake 848 Conservation charity Trees for Life is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its flagship Dundreggan Conservation Estate in Glenmoriston – marking a decade of restoring the Caledonian Forest at the acclaimed site, and an ongoing commitment to investing in the local community. … read more

New ‘suspension bridge’ keeps red squirrels safe in Highlands

Photobombing red squirrel on Shieldaig road bridge A specially designed rope bridge slung between trees high over a Highlands road is giving red squirrels a safe crossing. Camera footage has revealed regular use of the bridge by the charismatic species. … read more

  • 8th Aug 2018, by Richard Bunting. Photobombing red squirrel on road bridge
  • News, Press release

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