In 2008, Trees for Life's supporters helped to buy Dundreggan, a 10,000 acre expanse of land near Loch Ness, to restore native woodlands and wildlife habitats. It is a very special place, with wildflower meadows and aspen woods along the River Moriston, rising through ancient Caledonian pinewoods to the mires, lochans and heathlands on the higher mountain slopes.
The richness and diversity of wildlife we've found at Dundreggan is astonishing. Over 3,000 species have been discovered, with some found nowhere else in the UK. This wonderful variety of wildlife results from the diversity of habitats at Dundreggan. Sadly, having been managed previously as a sporting estate, few of these habitats are in good condition. To restore and expand them will take long-term conservation action and sustained funding.
With your gift of £60 for each acre you sponsor, you can help to:
Sponsoring an acre makes a unique and meaningful gift - ideal for a special birthday, Christmas or any other occasion. You can choose the acre on our webpage and mark it with the recipient's name and they will receive a personalised certificate.
Sponsoring an acre for one year is £60
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Gordon Buchanan, Trees for Life Patron