Pine marten and red kite make a comeback in Cumbernauuld
The living landscape of Cumbernauld and its hardworking supporters have enhanced over 2.6 meters of natural habitat.
The charity focused on no less than nine reserves in Cumbernauld – and the winner was the level of biodiversity that flourished there.
As the project continued, species such as red kite and pine marten began to reappear in the area.
And in the case of pine martens, their existence could naturally reduce the population of gray squirrels, which can damage native trees and reduce the number of woodland birds, and even pave the way for squirrel growth. endangered redhead.
The CLL works to improve accessibility to green spaces, to connect young people to nature and to share with people the benefits that the outdoors can bring for health and well-being.
The Scottish Wildlife Trust, the main partner of Cumbernauld Living Landscape, aims to improve the environment for people and wildlife in an area with an urban background that despite this has so much greenery.
The group is just one of the inspiring community success stories featured in the Scottish Land Commission’s MyLand.Scot campaign – an initiative that aims to raise awareness of the role and benefits land can play in everyday life in Scotland.
Jennifer McNulty, Project Manager at Cumbernauld Living Landscape, said: âThe team and I could not be more pleased with the results of the restoration project so far.
âIt’s great that the people who live and visit Cumbernauld have native Scottish wildlife on their doorstep.
âWe are helping transform Cumbernauld into a green network for wildlife, a place where species can move around the city and beyond using the green corridors of woods, wetlands and meadows that the project develops. “
In addition to the restoration project – the team organized “Nature Ninja” sessions with volunteers – giving them the skills to care for the land in the generous number of sites involved.