Trees for Life's “Rewilding the Highlands” initiative has won the 2016 European Outdoor Conservation Association (Eoca) Conservation Vote in the Alpine category. The project secured more than 7,000 votes out of 18,000 in an international online vote that was held on March 8-22. Trees for Life was Scotland's only finalist in the competition. The charity will use the grant of around £20,000 (€24,753-$28,155) to plant 50,000 native trees and create the habitat for wildlife species including pine marten, red squirrel, golden eagle and Scottish wildcat, at its Dundreggan Conservation Estate in Glenmoriston, west of Loch Ness. The project will also support a local community project at Invergarry, to enhance biodiversity at its Glengarry Community Woodland.