Projects

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

Helping 'The Reds Return' to the Highlands

Red squirrel c Peter Cairns medium Trees for Life has launched an appeal to raise £22,000 to ensure a better future for red squirrels in the Highlands of Scotland. … read more

Protecting Scottish trees for the future at Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank

sml Ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior) copy Award winning Scottish charity Trees for Life is helping to secure the future of Scotland’s native trees by collecting seed from wild tree species in the North-West Highlands. The seeds are being stored in the underground vaults of Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank – forming part of the UK’s first national collection of tree seeds.  … read more

Community forums about beavers in Strathglass

european beaver 0553 L.Campbell Supported by last spring’s beaver appeal, Trees for Life began work this summer to determine what a beaver release in the Highlands might look like. We’ve been looking both at ecological impacts and at the local community’s response to a proposal to bring beavers to their area. We decided to use Strathglass as a case study for this work because there is a history of occasional small-scale beaver escapes there. … read more

Red squirrel reintroduction success with breeding and natural expansion

PCA_210312_48 A project by Trees for Life relocating red squirrels to their old forest homes in northwest Scotland has been boosted by evidence of breeding and natural expansion by the new populations. … read more

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