Research

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

Mysterious mushroom mixture set to boost reforestation of the Highlands

Trees for Life's mysterious mushroom mixture (medium) In an innovative trial beginning this spring, Trees for Life will harness the power of local mushrooms to boost reforestation at its Dundreggan Conservation Estate in Glenmoriston near Loch Ness. … read more

Rare high-altitude money spider discovered near Loch Ness

Rare money spider Hilaira nubigena © Jens-Kjeld Jensen copy Surveys at Trees for Life’s Dundreggan Conservation Estate in Glenmoriston near Loch Ness have revealed a rare money spider in a find described by experts as “spectacular”. … read more

Conservation breakthrough for Scotland’s rare aspen tree

IMG_9082 Emma Beckinsale pollinating female catkins of aspen in polytunnel Conservation breakthrough for Scotland’s rare aspen tree … 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

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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