The findings from a long-term study conducted by scientists at Stirling University to assess the impacts of four beavers released onto drained pasture in Perthshire have now been published.
During 12 years of monitoring, overall species biodiversity increased on average by 148%, with the number of different plants recorded rising by almost 50%. Their industriousness created 500 metres of canals, an acre of ponds and almost 200 metres of dams.More ›
Over 2000 native trees, including aspen, alder and willow, have been planted by volunteers and members of the public at the North Ayrshire wildlife reserve, Shewalton Wood, in Irvine.
SCOTLAND:The Big Picture photographer Richard Shucksmith, has secured what are believed to be the first underwater images of humpback whales in British waters.More ›
In collaboration with award-winning wildlife photographer Neil McIntyre, we have today launched a crowd funding campaign to raise £25,000 for a stunning new book - The Red Squirrel: A future in the forest - showcasing Neil's life’s work with red squirrels and their precious forest home.More ›
Rewilding advocate and Guardian Columnist George Monbiot, recently addressed the UK National Parks Conference with a talk entitled Time to go Wild.More ›
Wolves & Humans, a charity dedicated to the conservation of Europe’s large carnivores, recently visited Scotland to discuss living alongside wolves - what would it mean?More ›
Chris Packham envisages an evening on his sofa when he’s joined by a predator not seen for 800 years… Reproduced with kind permission of Rewilding BritainMore ›
The Big Picture’s Mark Hamblin recently illustrated a feature on mountain hare conservation in BBC Wildlife magazine.