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Capercaillie, Tetrao urogallus, male displaying surrounded by hens on lek at sunrise, April

Police Scotland arrest man for disturbing lekking capercaillie

A statement from the project in response to an individual being charged for intentionally disturbing a capercaillie whilst it is lekking.

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Operational Management Team meeting notes

Read the latest meeting notes from the Operational Management Team

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Measures to save capercaillie outlined

Find out more about the new NatureScot report on capercaillie conservation and management.

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Big Conversations: Disturbance

Join us for a fresh conversation about the issue of disturbance to capercaillie.

Capercaillie, Tetrao urogallus, male displaying in pine forest in spring

National Park research set to help visitors save threatened species

Joint media release from the Cairngorms Capercaillie Project, RSPB, Rothiemurchus, Forestry & Land Scotland and the Cairngorms Business Partnership

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Now recruiting: Fence Monitoring Volunteer

We’re recruiting volunteers to help check fences for any risks to capercaillie. Deadline 4th March – click here to apply

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Grant scheme to help Cairngorms land managers deliver quick wins for capercaillie

Find out more and how to apply.

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Riding trails for capercaillie: Tales from a Mountain Bike Trail Intern

Find out what Douglas, our mountain bike trail intern has been doing to help capercaillie

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How robocutters can improve capercaillie habitat

Robots improving capercaillie habitat? Find out more.