Many people think of the Scottish Highlands as the epitome of wilderness. In fact, they are just a shadow of their former selves. Only a tiny fraction of Scotland’s original native forest cover remains.
Much of the flora and fauna that once flourished throughout Scotland has been lost, as a result of destructive management such as clearing, burning and overgrazing. The ancient, wild forests which were once teaming with wolves, bears and lynx have been replaced by biological deserts.
Without predators, deer numbers have increased dramatically and their continual grazing prevents natural regrowth of forest.
TENT is committed to the restoration of native species and associated heritage to Alladale Wilderness Reserve – a pioneering project seeking to develop a new rural economy in the Scottish Highlands through increased biodiversity and ecotourism.
Through your support, TENT helps to fund the recovery of the Scottish wildcat, the reintroduction of the threatened red squirrel and the environmental education of hundreds of children every year through the HOWL programme, an initiative which TENT founded.