Wildlife

Threat to new beaver family in the Highlands of Scotland

european beaver 100 L.Campbell medium A family of beavers found living on a river in the Beauly area in the Scottish Highlands are to be trapped and put into captivity following a decision by Scottish Government Ministers. … read more

Inspiring new book on red squirrels helps bring life back to the forest

e68a2a6e-853e-466c-8212-c8ffee6fb937_Garden-Squirrel-01 A new book, The Red Squirrel: A Future in the Forest, by award-winning wildlife photographer Neil McIntyre and author Polly Pullar, is helping to support the return of one of the UK’s best loved animals to Britain.  … read more

Appeal to bring beavers home to the Highlands

european beaver 100 L.Campbell medium Conservation charity Trees for Life is seeking support in raising £15,000 for a project aimed at bringing beavers back to the northwest Highlands. … read more

Rare species discovered at ‘lost world’ estate near Loch Ness

Screen Shot 2017-02-23 at 12.10.55 Surveys at Trees for Life’s Dundreggan Conservation Estate near Loch Ness have revealed a range of rare species, including a midge never recorded in the United Kingdom before – underlining the site’s growing reputation as a ‘lost world’ for biodiversity … 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

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

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