Good and alarming Scottish wildlife news

This video says about itself:

Apr 19, 2013

An important wildlife site known as An Camas Mor near Aviemore, within the Cairngorm National Park in Scotland, is currently under threat from a proposed massive development of 1,500 houses!

Please watch this video to see the protected wildlife and habitats that will be adversely affected should this development be allowed to go ahead.

For more information please visit the Badenoch and Strathspey Conservation Group website at

From Wildlife Extra:

Wildlife survey at newly expanded Insh Marshes turns up rare beauties

RSPB “still discovering” wealth of nature at recently expanded Insh Marshes

August 2013. Staff from RSPB Scotland have expressed delight at the wealth of wildlife they are discovering at the newly expanded Insh Marshes nature reserve. This follows an intense period of surveying at the Dell of Killiehuntly, a new section of the reserve acquired earlier this year following a successful appeal to RSPB members and supporters.

Site manager Karen Birkby said, “The reserve has always been well known for its importance for breeding and wintering birds. However the recent work we have done underlines its importance for an extensive range of other wildlife too.

Moth & Damselfly

“Although dark-bordered beauty moth, northern damselfly and string sedge are possibly not as well known to the public as otters and ospreys they are very important indicators of the wealth of nature found at Insh Marshes. We have been encouraged by what we are finding. We are particularly pleased to have found a good number of the beautiful, but very rare, dark-bordered beauty moths this year. Insh Marshes is one of only a handful of places in Britain that this moth can be found. It is an indicator of the richness of the area.”

The RSPB’s Futurescapes officer, Hebe Carus, added “Insh Marshes, and in fact the whole of the Cairngorms, is home to an amazing variety of wildlife. Where there is sympathetic land management by farmers and land managers the array of plants and animals can be just as good as on the nature reserve. It is great to see this, and helping continued integration of nature with other land management activities is exactly what the Futurescapes programme is here to facilitate. Connecting these small patches off the reserve is important for their long-term viability. We have had a warm response from local people, and we look forward to working with anyone in the area to be able deliver benefit for everyone.”

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