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Double boost for award-winning Scottish forest and wildlife

Edinburgh - Plans to safeguard and restore Glen Affric, one of Scotland’s most iconic and beautiful glens received a double boost last weekend when conservation charity Trees for Life secured funding of almost £80,000 for new forest conservation projects.

Scotland’s wild spaces could see lynx and wolf return

Edinburgh - Could these two long departed predators make a return to Scotland’s wild spaces? A leading writer and an acclaimed conservationist will today argue the case for their return.

Scotland: Rare Highland birds in focus for new Conservation Week

Findhorn - Scottish conservation charity Trees for Life, engaged in a long term project restoring the ancient Caledonian pine forest, has announced a new conservation week with the focus on iconic and rare birds of the Scottish Highlands.

Fires rage across Scottish highlands

Fort William - Firefighters have spent the Easter weekend battling a number of fires in the Scottish highlands. It is believed some of the fires may have been started deliberately.

Scotland's Caledonian Forest undergoing a renaissance

March 21 is the first United Nations International Day of Forests. In Scotland, conservation charity Trees for Life is stepping up efforts to get people involved in a renaissance of Scotland’s long beleaguered ancient Caledonian pine forest.

'Lost world' of eight new species discovered near Loch Ness

Biodiversity studies carried out on a charitable foundation’s ancient woodlands west of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands have unearthed a wide range of rare and endangered species, some previously unknown.

Tragedy in Scottish Highlands again as spectator killed at rally

Drumnadrochit - Tragedy again struck the Scottish Highlands today after a car taking part in a rally in the Scottish Highlands collided with spectators. A 50 year old woman was killed in the incident and two other spectators injured.

Avalanche in Scottish mountains claims lives of four climbers

In one of the worst ever tragedies in the Scottish mountains, four mountaineers died and one was seriously injured when a party of six climbers fell victim to an avalanche at Bidean Nam Bian in Glencoe in Scotland.
 

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Alan Watson Featherstone  Executive Director of Trees for Life pictured in a pocket of old Caledonia...
Alan Watson Featherstone, Executive Director of Trees for Life pictured in a pocket of old Caledonian woodland at Dundreggan Estate, Scotland
Image Courtesy Trees for Life
Sawfly larvae - Nematus Pravus - one of the new species found at Dundreggan Estate in the Scottish H...
Sawfly larvae - Nematus Pravus - one of the new species found at Dundreggan Estate in the Scottish Highlands
Image Courtesy Trees for Life
Aphids - Cinara Smolandiae on juniper tree
Aphids - Cinara Smolandiae on juniper tree
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Coire nan Lochan  a corrie of Bidean nam Bian on the southern side of Glen Coe  Scotland
Coire nan Lochan, a corrie of Bidean nam Bian on the southern side of Glen Coe, Scotland
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Capercaillie a native of the Scottish Highlands pictured at Glen Affric  near Loch Ness  Scotland
Capercaillie a native of the Scottish Highlands pictured at Glen Affric, near Loch Ness, Scotland
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Athnamulloch Bothy in Glen Affric  Scotland. The bothy s presently run-down but plans are afoot for ...
Athnamulloch Bothy in Glen Affric, Scotland. The bothy's presently run-down but plans are afoot for refurbishment.
Trees for Life - by permission
The foreboding Buachaille Etive Mòr in Glencoe in winter has claimed the lives of many climbers.
The foreboding Buachaille Etive Mòr in Glencoe in winter has claimed the lives of many climbers.
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Glen Affric in Scotland s Highland region  one of Scotland s most beautiful and iconic wildernesses.
Glen Affric in Scotland's Highland region, one of Scotland's most beautiful and iconic wildernesses.
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World-famous bird expert Roy Dennis with a satellite-tracked osprey  Boat of Garten  Scotland  UK.
World-famous bird expert Roy Dennis with a satellite-tracked osprey, Boat of Garten, Scotland, UK.
Roy Dennis - By Permission Trees for Life
Caledonian Forest remnant at Glen Affric west of Loch Ness  Scotland with Mam Dodhail in background.
Caledonian Forest remnant at Glen Affric west of Loch Ness, Scotland with Mam Dodhail in background.
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Red Deer pictured near remnant of Caledonian Forest at Invercauld House near Braemar  Scotland. Pict...
Red Deer pictured near remnant of Caledonian Forest at Invercauld House near Braemar, Scotland. Picturesque but deer can be a threat to the establishment of Caledonian pinewoods by munching on newly germinated trees.
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Cairngorm Mountains  Scottish Highlands
Cairngorm Mountains, Scottish Highlands
Andrew Last
Fly and Cranefly on eared willow at Dundreggan Estate
Fly and Cranefly on eared willow at Dundreggan Estate
Image Courtesy Trees for Life

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