What has the project achieved so far?

The Cairngorms Capercaillie Project’s ambition to secure a long-term future for capercaillie in the UK has never been more important with the species predicted to become extinct in the next 20 to 30 years unless more action is taken at scale and on all fronts.  

There are several fundamental issues facing the species, not least available habitat, predator management and human disturbance. The Cairngorms Capercaillie Project is particularly focused on the latter and is working with communities across the National Park to enable more people to enjoy the area responsibly and in so doing, reduce disturbance to capercaillie. This has never been done at scale before.

Over the last 5 years, the project has grown into a diverse partnership of over 25 organisations and groups, including volunteers who have donated over 4,000 hours of their time. For a flavour of what we have achieved together, click on the presentation link here: Project Overview 2023

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