Rewilding Scotland’s Caledonian forest revives hope on sustainable tourism

Published on : Thursday, December 21, 2017

Caledonian forestFollowing the inclusion in the prestigious list of European projects,  Scotland’s famous Caledonian pine forest is hoping to see a boost in its visitor’s numbers.



Conservation charity Trees for Life has been invited to become a member of the European Rewilding Network which places the restoration of the forest, especially in Glen Affric and Glenmoriston, firmly on the global map. The forest can now be one of the major destinations for “rewilding” visitors and eventually boost the wildlife tourism industry with annual £276 million revenue.



One of the crux points of this project is to show how rewilding, which is restoring the damaged natural ecosystems can be have a beneficial economic impact.



Trees for Life believe the benefits of rewilding include further establishing Scotland as a wildlife tourism hotspot and a world leader in the international drive to tackle forest and biodiversity loss.




Aspen, willow, birch and the characteristic Scots pine trees make this place a unique habitat which supports internationally significant species such as the capercaillie. Only one percent of the forest’s original areas remains, but the charity „ Glen Affric has been a key rewilding area.




The charity’s ambitious new Caledonian Pinewood Recovery Project will take forest restoration to the next level by helping to restore 50 areas of remnant pinewoods.



These are mainly made up of ancient “Granny” Scots pines which are dying, and there are no young trees to succeed them.

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