Scottish Highlands Transformed by Large-scale Rewilding Projects

As part of a 30-year project to restore nature, the vast area of ​​the Scottish Highlands will be revisited.

As part of an ambitious project to return nature to the Scottish Highlands, an area equivalent to 250,000 football fields will be rewildered.

Announced on Thursday, Glen Affric Initiatives include tree planting, peat swamp restoration, wildlife habitat connectivity, and over 500,000 acres of river corridor restoration.

The 30-year re-wilding project includes Loch Ness, the Quintère Mountains, Canick, Aflick, Morriston, and Glenn of Seal.

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Affric Highlands will be one of Europe’s largest re-wilding projects.Was added to European rewildingA growing network of large-scale natural restoration projects. Others include Ukraine, Romania, the Danube Delta in Moldova, the Southern Carpathian Mountains in Romania, and Lapland in Sweden.

This initiative is the result of three years of consultation between Rewilding Europe, the Trees for Life charity, the local community and landowners. Organizers hope it will provide financial support to the region. Work is scheduled to begin in 2023.

Steve Micklewright, CEO of Trees for Life, said: “Highlands have great potential to help nature return, help people prosper, and make a leading contribution to global climate and natural emergencies.”

Organizers hope that the Glen Affric will boost nature tourism in the region. Image: Trees For Life

Trees for Life will open The world’s first re-wilding center in Scotland in 2023.. Charities are already working on a project to restore ancient Caledonian forests Established nearly 2 million trees on 10,000 acres of land At Glen Morriston’s Dandregan.

“Affric Highlands is a bold, exciting and exciting venture for the restoration of nature as Scotland climbs the table in the Biodiversity League,” said Frans Schepers, managing director of Rewilding Europe.

“Including Afric Highlands in the portfolio of major rewilderness regions in Europe will help extend the impact of rewildering in the highlands and put it firmly on the world map.”

Re-wilding nine European tycoons

1. Greater Koa Valley, Portugal

2. Danube Delta in Ukraine, Romania and Moldova

3. Romania, Southern Carpathian Mountains

4. Croatia, Velebit Mountains

5. Italy, Central Apennines

6. Bulgaria, Rhodope Mountains

7. Germany and Poland Oder Delta

8. Sweden’s Lapland

9. Scotland, Afric Highlands

Main image: Grant Willoughby / Trees For Life

Scottish Highlands Transformed by Large-scale Rewilding Projects

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