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Lek It Be

Birdwatchers, photographers and wildlife guides thanked for leaving capercaillie in peace this spring

Birdwatchers, photographers and wildlife guides thanked for leaving capercaillie in peace this spring.

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What has the project achieved so far?

See what’s been achieved for capercaillie and communities in the Cairngorms

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Project Board meeting notes

Read the latest meeting notes from the Project Board

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Operational Management Team meeting notes

Read the latest meeting notes from the Operational Management Team

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Support from Scottish Government for coordinated action for capercaillie

Read Lorna Slater’s letter to the Park Authority

Photo: Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Pioneering study complete into the genetic diversity of capercaillie in the UK

Read the full report from the RZSS WildGenes laboratory

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Capercaillie Lek Count Report 2023

See the full results from capercaillie lek counts in 2023

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Capercaillie-friendly ways to enjoy the Cairngorms with your dog

The Cairngorms is an important place for capercaillie. Find out more from local dog owner and founder of Bark + Ride, Kaz Dalby.

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Capercaillie carvings get the go-ahead in Carrbridge

The community have voiced support for a new carving in the woods for residents and visitors to enjoy.