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Meet the Pine Marten

“Oh wow! A pine marten visits the cottage” I exclaimed, uber-excitedly, as I turned a page in the cottage guest book. “Really?” replied my sister, not looking up from her book and therefore sounding distinctly underwhelmed. I always made, and

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Breeding success for re-introduced red squirrels

A project by Trees for Life relocating red squirrels to their old forest homes in northwest Scotland has been boosted by evidence of breeding and natural expansion by the new populations. The conservation charity is reintroducing squirrels to suitable native

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Deaths of captured Beauly beavers prompt calls for protection

Reacting to news that two beavers trapped near Beauly have died in captivity, Trees for Life Chief Executive Steve Micklewright said, “We are deeply saddened that the Beauly family of beavers has now been split up and two of them

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Paving Paradise

David Lintern visits the site of a proposed housing development in the Cairngorms National Park. In August this year, the Cairngorm National Park Authority approved ‘in principle’ plans for up to 1500 houses and associated infrastructure near Aviemore. It’s a

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Environment and outdoor groups call for safeguards for mountain hares

A coalition of ten environmental and outdoor organisations have repeated their appeal to the Scottish Government to introduce urgent safeguards for mountain hare populations. The group – which includes the John Muir Trust, Mountaineering Scotland and the RSPB – is

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28 strong boost for Knapdale beavers

More beavers will soon be arriving at the Scottish Beaver Trial site in Knapdale Forest, mid-Argyll. The Scottish Wildlife Trust and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), the lead partners in the project have been granted a species licence

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