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RSPB Insa Marshes Appeal (UK)

posted 24 Sept 2012, 18:02 by Eco Hub   [ updated 24 Sept 2012, 18:04 ]
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is focussing on a rare opportunity to protect an even rarer wetland ecosystem, most of which have been impacted on since man made drainage was expanded into them for modern agriculture centuries ago. The RSPB says "Set within the stunning Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands, the Insa Marshes are one of the best pieces of wetland in the whole of the UK and is home to an amazing array of birds, buzzing insects and fragrant flowers.... Parts of the wetland on the Dell are overgrown with scrub and are much drier than they should be. We'll use our expertise in managing wetlands to improve the area for wildlife. Away from the wetland, we'll plant aspen trees that will eventually connect woodland on our current reserve with existing clumps of aspen on the Dell..... For the first time in 60 years, we have a fantastic opportunity to secure that missing piece of the landscape – a pocket of land called the Dell of Killiehuntly – and complete the reserve." They are asking for donations to help purchase the Dell of Killiehuntly, you can find out how to help them do that by clicking here.