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Rewilding Britain Statement

15th July 2015

With regards to the launch of Rewilding Britain; several articles in the press today state that this new charity has been founded with support from the CNPA – this is incorrect.

Rewilding Britain has not been launched with the support of the Cairngorms National Park Authority. The Cairngorms National Park is the largest in the UK, representing six per cent of Scotland’s landmass. It is internationally important for nature and is home to some of the wildest land in the UK. The CNPA does not endorse any specific organisations. Our staff has, however, made Rewilding Britain aware of the various large-scale woodland and peatland restoration projects underway in the Cairngorms National Park by private, public and charitable landowners, such as at Abernethy, Glenmore, Glen Feshie and Mar Lodge.

The Cairngorms Nature Partnership – which includes representatives, such as, RSPB, NFUS, Scottish Land and Estates and the National Trust for Scotland – brings together everyone’s efforts to expand and improve habitats for biodiversity, especially native woodland and wetland, and to conserve 26 priority species. The Cairngorms is a key place for restoring ecosystems and delivering the targets set out in the 2020 Challenge for Scotland’s Biodiversity.