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Scientists to study health of reintroduced red squirrels in Highlands

Red-squirrel-©-Peter-Cairns-www.scotlandbigpicture.com_-978x624 The health and genetics of red squirrels reintroduced to woodlands in the Scottish Highlands by conservation charity Trees for Life are to be studied by scientists at the University of Edinburgh. … read more

Unique rewilding training aims to boost employability in rural economy

Trainee Group 03 A unique rewilding training scheme in the Highlands, run by conservation charity Trees for Life and backed by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, is aiming to boost young people’s skills and employability in the rural economy. … read more

High-altitude forest to save rare trees and help mountain wildlife

Golden Eagle73626 A new high-altitude forest of 10,000 rare mountain trees supporting wildlife including golden eagles and mountain hares is to be planted near Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands by Trees for Life next spring. … read more

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

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