Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

 

Suspected Squirrelpox outbreak near Dumfries threatens local red squirrel population

Heathhall Squirrelpox (c) Lisa Fuller square Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels has received multiple reports of red squirrels with suspected Squirrelpox virus in Heathall Forest on the outskirts of Dumfries. Locals are urged to remain vigilant as this fatal disease could have serious consequences for the local red squirrel population. … read more

  • 4th Apr 2018, by Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels
  • News

Invasive Species Week: the road to recovery

Grey Squirrel 39 (c) Bob Coyle (1) square The grey squirrel is one of the country’s most widely recognised animals, but not everyone knows that it is a non-native species. As 23 – 29 March is ‘Invasive Species Week’, we reflect on the progress that’s been made in managing and preventing the negative impact of grey squirrels on their native counterparts in Scotland. … read more

  • 26th Mar 2018, by Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels
  • Blog

Pine martens: a natural ally

marten-square A new study has confirmed that Scotland’s recovering pine martens are having a positive effect on red squirrels.  … read more

Spring into survey time

feeder box square It’s February and preparations are well underway for the 2018 squirrel survey. Conservation Officer Alexa Seagrave explains what the survey is all about and why spring is such a great time to get outdoors and look for squirrels. … read more

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