Wild fires ‘a threat’ to ecology

BBC: Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter A fire in Kintail has damaged efforts to regenerate ancient Caledonian pine forest Wildfires which have been burning across parts of Scotland will have an impact on ecology and soil quality, according to scientists. Ecologist Angus Jackson said food chains and the chemistry of soils, such as peat, have been threatened. Dr Richard Dixon, of WWF Scotland, said mammals could escape the flames, but bird nest sites were at risk. He added that the fires......

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