The Capercaillie in the National Park need your help. This increasingly rare species is under threat and we are doing everything we can to protect them. Great efforts are being made across the Park to ensure the survival of these wonderful birds but resources are always stretched. Any donations you are able to make will go directly towards protection projects supported by the National Park Authority, particularly on the islands on Loch Lomond, their most south-westerly breeding territory in Scotland
The species' name is derived from the Gaelic capull coille, meaning "horse of the woods". The birds are best known for their spectacular leks, or spring mating displays, at which a number of cocks compete for the attention of hens. At the end of the display, the "alpha cock" gets to mate with most of the hens present. Numbers of these birds are in decline throughout Scotland and we are determined to protect the remaining birds within the National Park.
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Bank: Clydesdale Bank
Account Number: 90025522
Sort Code: 82 - 62 - 11
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