UK

Restoring Our Cherished, Damaged Land

Of all TENT’s project areas, the UK’s landscapes need the most help. Across Britain, forests and wetlands have been converted for agriculture; rivers lay piped, dammed and drained; our fauna is a fragment of what once was.

Our mission is to channel our sense of natural heritage for conservation. We support a network of conservation partners working to restore natural habitats, boost biodiversity and invigorate the terrestrial carbon sink. We raise awareness of the condition of the UK’s natural resources, while enabling companies and donors to make an effective contribution to their restoration.

Ranked 184th Of 219 Countries

Countries measured by ecosystem integrity, according to WWF.

14%
Of Rivers

in ‘Good’ ecological health, according to Water Framework Directive.

13%
Forest Cover

across the UK today,
according to Global Forest Watch.

Explore our UK Projects

United Kingdom
Promoting Scotland’s  Ecological Restoration
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Reintroducing the Beaver to Britain
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Driving Environmental Education
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Building a richer highlands
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RIVERWOODS: RESTORING RIPARIAN WOODLAND
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Securing a Future for the Scottish Wildcat 
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RIVERWOODS: CATCHMENT RESTORATION

Together with the Kyle of Sutherland Rivers Trust, we are working with landowners and proprietors, to take a landscape scale approach to ecosystem restoration on the Kyle catchment; we're coordinating a range of projects across the catchment and drawing in funding from government, corporate sponsors and individuals. Our ambition is to develop lasting partnerships, and involve the community, to take the urgently necessary action to prevent the loss of our iconic species, by delivering resilient, restored rivers, that also support a thriving rural economy. 
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SECURING A FUTURE FOR THE SCOTTISH WILDCAT

We support the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland in their efforts to expand Scotland’s fragile population of the Scottish Wildcat – a species declared ‘functionally extinct’ in the wild. TENT funds a satellite captive breeding site at Alladale Wilderness Reserve to help expand the population and increase their genetic health for a planned series of wild releases.
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BUILDING A RICHER HIGHLANDS

The European Nature Trust supports the work of the Highlands & Islands Environment Foundation – a grant-making organisation supporting projects aiming to protect and restore the ecosystems of the Highlands. Through direct funding, TENT supports HIEF’s mission to reinvigorate vibrant natural environments where people and nature thrive together. We believe that nature restoration benefits all, and we champion HIEF’s values of community-led development.
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PROMOTING SCOTLAND’S RESTORATION

We support SCOTLAND: The Big Picture (SBP) in their efforts to rewild Scotland's landscapes and river catchments. SBP are working to return the species that have been lost; to expand the range of those that remain; to restore living landscapes across Scotland through ecosystem restoration; and to build community consensus on the best path forward for ecological restoration initiatives at the landscape-scale.
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REINTRODUCING THE BEAVER TO BRITAIN

We support the nationwide effort to reintroduce beavers. We are active supporters of the Beaver Trust, an organisation working on the nationwide reintroduction and management strategy for the UK’s growing beaver population. We raise awareness of beaver benefits through film, education and outreach.
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DRIVING ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Environmental education is key in helping inspire teenagers to learn and care about the natural world. TENT organises and funds weeklong, expert-led school trips to Alladale. Students learn a variety of life skills, whilst exploring the Reserve’s rewilding work.
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Connect To Nature

We believe that the best way to connect with nature and support conservation is to get out there and explore. By visiting Alladale Wilderness Reserve – where TENT has helped to support ecosystem restoration through tree planting initiatives, peatlands restoration and key species translocations – you can experience true UK nature and participate in its restoration.
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UK News

The press get a dose of beaver fever

To create a healthy media ecosystem for beavers, TENT facilitated a press trip with Beaver Trust.

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Highland schools go wild at Alladale, with the HOWL education programme

Discover what's in store for Highland schoolkids on the HOWL education programme.

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Kyle Riverwoods: First trees in the ground, and Louis Vuitton makes a splash

The Kyle Riverwoods project kicks off with the first trees in the Oykel and Tirry rivers.

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"We have the intelligence to grasp what is happening, the composure not to be intimidated, and the courage to take steps that may bear no fruit in our lifetimes"

Barry Lopez
Scientist, naturalist and writer

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