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Operational Management Team meeting notes

Read the latest meeting notes from the Operational Management Team

Capercaillie, Tetrao urogallus, female on ground at lek in pine forest, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

Our response to online comments about the project

Read our response to recent online comments about the project and its work

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Pioneering new ways to monitor capercaillie populations

Find out how we’re working with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland to help monitor capercaillie populations more accurately

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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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

Photo by Mike Dearman of Lynamer

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

Find out more and how to apply.