Wildlife

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

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

Voting urged to help secure the future of Scotland’s red squirrels

as-4 Voting urged to help secure the future of Scotland’s red squirrels … read more

Trees for Life 25th Anniversary!

IMG_1432 Double rainbow over an old Scots pine at Coille Ruigh Some dates are worth celebrating – it’s 25 years since Trees for Life became a charity.  That means we have officially been restoring the Caledonian Forest for a quarter of a century.  I’ve been here for two of those years and am constantly amazed and inspired by the achievements that Trees for Life staff and volunteers have made happen since 1993. This blog is my homage to them and to the countless supporters, members and funders that enable all this incredibly positive work to happen. … 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

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

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

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