Wildlife

The European Nature Trust is working to restore native species and ecosystem processes to Alladale Wilderness Reserve.

Red Squirrel Translocation

With the neighbouring estates and main partner, The Highland Foundation for Wildlife, TENT successfully released 36 red squirrels onto the Reserve in 2013. Today there are signs of established breeding populations as we continue to aid the red squirrel range expansion.

 

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– RED SQUIRREL (© SCOTLAND: THE BIG PICTURE)

 

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Highland Cattle Initiative

The highland cattle at Alladale Wilderness Reserve are part of the Scotland Rural Development Programme and play a significant role in changing biodiversity through grazing and trampling – like bison throughout mainland Europe.

 

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– HIGHLAND CATTLE

 

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Scottish Wildcat Breeding Programme

Alladale Wilderness Reserve is an active participant in the recovery of the threatened Scottish wildcat. A wildcat enclosure has been built on the reserve which currently houses four wildcats as part of a captive breeding project in partnership with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. The wildcats are being bred with the ultimate aim of release.

 

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– SCOTTISH WILDCAT

 

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As the ecosystem recovers, traditional habitats are reestablished and the species can return. Alongside our specific species projects, we are seeing an encouraging natural recolonisation of the area from many birds, insects and mammals. We are witnessing an incredible recovery of the land that inspires a more hopeful future.

 

For more information on any of our initiatives contact us.