Huge swathe of Scottish highlands to be rewilded

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In a sign of the growing popularity of rewilding projects in Europe, Scotland hosts the newest addition: a 30-year plan to restore majestic Caledonian pine forests, peat bogs and nature-friendly farming practices across 200,000 hectares stretching between the west coast and Loch Ness. The Affric Highlands initiative aims to nurture the recovery of iconic species such as Golden Eagles, otters, salmon and ospreys as well as supporting sustainable local businesses. Developed in a partnership between Netherlands-based non-profit Rewilding Europe and community groups, the scheme joins a growing network of rewilding programmes  – from the river gorges of Portugal’s Greater CA Valley to the Velebit Mountains on Croatia’s Adriatic coast, and the Southern Carpathians in Romania.


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