Funding from the awards would allow Trees for Life to plant 50,000 trees at Dundreggan Conservation Estate to extend the native woodland for wildlife and boost local wildlife tourism around Glenmoriston. The scheme would also increase our groundbreaking work growing rare montane tree species and provide support for a local community project at Invergarry to enhance biodiversity in its newly acquired Glengarry Community Woodland.
An online vote will help to secure this major European funding award and will take place over two weeks, from 8-22 March. Habitat creation would boost native wildlife including pine marten, red squirrel, golden eagle and Scottish wildcat, while initiatives will be introduced to involve local communities and visitors with rewilding – the restoration of damaged natural ecosystems, and the return of key native wildlife. The project also aims to boost the local and Highland economy by promoting Glenmoriston as a tourist destination, where people can discover an astonishing variety of wildlife. The centrepiece to this would be our Conservation Estate at Dundreggan – a ‘lost world’ biodiversity hotspot where more than 3,000 species have been discovered, including 10 found nowhere else in the UK and others that are extremely rare.
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The remaining woodlands of the ancient Caledonian Forest are some of our most fragile and endangered habitats, and are at risk of being lost forever. Vote for us to transform Dundreggan into one of Scotland’s finest native woodlands, abundant in wildlife and protected for the future – every vote will help us to achieve this...
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In 2012 we planted our millionth tree! Now we want to establish a million more trees. Help us meet this exciting milestone...