The European Outdoor Conservation Association project (EOCA) “Trees for Life” has been awarded a €30,000 funding grant – enabling a wild forest to be restored in Scotland.
Messe Friedrichshafen, which supported the application, announced that the rewilding project, had won the EOCA Alpine vote.
After going through rigorous selection criteria, the project was put into an online vote, together with three other internationally important projects. Nearly 18,000 votes were cast and Trees for Life was declared the winner on 23rd March.
The project will use the grant to plant over 50,000 trees and enable volunteers to get involved in conservation activities, designed to re-wild an area of the Scottish Highlands near Loch Ness.