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Thanks to our supporters, we have secured the purchase of Forsinard and Dyke, and can now start the vital process of restoring the damaged peatland back to bog.

But this is only the beginning of our work here.

Known as the Flow Country, this extraordinary landscape is sadly one of the last great wilderness areas still left in the UK.

In the 1970s, large parts of the vast peatland blankets of Caithness and Sutherland were planted with non-native conifers that are now drying out the peat - literally sucking the life out of this precious habitat.

What we'll be doing

There's nothing wrong with forestry in the right place. But conifer plantations and blanket bog simply don't mix.

We urgently need to remove the plantations from these wonderful peatlands. Cleared areas will quickly be colonised by sphagnum moss, cotton grass, and heather, and mean that birds and other wildlife which depend on the Flow Country will also be able to return.

Please help us restore Forsinain and Dyke and return this area of blanket bog to its full splendour. If we don't, the Flow Country will continue to suffer.

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Donating online is easy and ensures that more of your money is used for conservation.

Donate now

Or you can also donate by:

Telephone: Our Membership Services team can also take donations over the phone. Call 01767 693 680, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday

Post: We can accept donations by cheque too. Please make cheques payable to The RSPB and send them to: The Flow Country appeal, The RSPB, The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL

Our target

With your help we need to raise £250,000

Why we need your help

When you set up a regular donation to our Flow Country appeal, you'll become a Flow Country Partner.

Your support will allow us to remove two million spruce trees, mean we can re-profile the miles of damaged furrows, ridges and tree-stumps, and ensure that the habitat is suitable once more for moisture-loving plants.

Please help us before it's too late. For each year the plantations remain, they continue to suck the water from the fragile peat, and shade out other plants and wildlife which characterise the Flow Country.