Golden eagles breed at Highlands rewilding estate for first time in 40 years

A pair of golden eagles has successfully reared a chick in an artificial nest at a Scottish Highlands rewilding estate, marking the first known return of the birds of prey to breed at the site in 40 years. The eagle chick flew from the nest at Trees for Life’s flagship Dundreggan rewilding estate in Glenmoriston for the first time last week. It comes some five … Continue reading Golden eagles breed at Highlands rewilding estate for first time in 40 years

Scottish Highlands estate to be transformed into an “open natural laboratory” in rewilding partnership

A Scottish Highlands estate, on the banks of the Loch Ness, is set to be transformed into an “open natural laboratory” to advance rewilding and create new livelihoods. The 511-acre Bunloit Estate, near Drumnadrochit, has been bought by solar energy entrepreneur and former scientific director at Greenpeace, Jeremy Leggett. In partnership with the nonprofit organisation Rewilding Europe, Jeremy Leggett will restore peatlands, return commercial plantations of non-native species … Continue reading Scottish Highlands estate to be transformed into an “open natural laboratory” in rewilding partnership

Trees for Life volunteers isolate in Scottish Highlands to save more than 10,000 young trees

Volunteers dedicated to rewilding the Scottish Highlands have chosen to isolate in the wilds near Loch Ness to save more than 10,000 young trees from being lost during the coronavirus crisis. A team of six people from Trees for Life have been voluntarily isolating themselves at the charity’s flagship Dundreggan rewilding estate in Glenmoriston, near Loch Ness in the Highlands since 23 March in order … Continue reading Trees for Life volunteers isolate in Scottish Highlands to save more than 10,000 young trees

Trees for Life to revive mountaintop forest in the Scottish Highlands with the planting of 100,000 native trees

Trees for Life has launched a new initiative to revitalise mountaintop forests in the Scottish Highlands, providing space for wildlife such the golden eagle, ring ouzel and mountain hare to flourish. The conservation charity is establishing a 700-acre mountaintop woodland of 100,000 trees at its Dundreggan Conservation Estate in Glenmoriston near Loch Ness. The site, Carn na Caorach, lies at 450-600 metres above sea level on Dundreggan’s … Continue reading Trees for Life to revive mountaintop forest in the Scottish Highlands with the planting of 100,000 native trees