Wildlife

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

Captured Beauly Beaver Deaths: “Beavers require protection”

european beaver 9 L.Campbell (medium) Captured Beauly Beaver Deaths: “Beavers require protection”  … read more

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

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