Privacy Policy

…you (e.g. about any health issues that may impact your volunteering work). d) To process your squirrel data When you report a squirrel sighting on the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels website, we collect your personal data so that we can verify the sighting and add it to the Scottish Squirrel Database, which is an open access database managed by the… […]

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Terms of Service

…impersonate another living person or registered user. SSRS may refuse registration of users whose suggested login names are considered inappropriate by SSRS. In some cases SSRS may ask you to provide your real name or other identifying or contact details. Such personal information will be managed in accordance with the SSRS Privacy Policy. You will ensure that any registration information… […]

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New Frontiers for Volunteers

…New Mexico, I’ve come home to see what I can do here in Scotland to help our native wildlife survive against threats of foreign diseases and invasive species. In Sweden I studied conservation biology and became especially interested in disease ecology, invasive species and wildlife management. I then moved from Sweden to a field station in New Mexico to work… […]

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Coronavirus: Update for SSRS volunteers

…so safely.   Grey squirrel control volunteers A specific Covid-19 Risk Assessment has been developed in collaboration with other government and non-government outdoor-based organisations and is now ready for circulation to essential grey squirrel control volunteers. This can be accessed through the Community Hub Grey Squirrel Control Group documents, or by contacting your local Community Engagement Officer or Conservation Officer…. […]

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All things invasive with the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative

…because they thrive in the new environment into which they’ve been introduced and, in doing so, impact on and disrupt the delicate balance of that natural ecosystem. Their impacts can be large and obvious, like the presence of a stand of Japanese knotweed, or subtle like the reduction in invertebrate biodiversity in a river when the banks are dominated by… […]

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A lucky escape!

…of bait out in the hope of a few squirrels or maybe even a marten. The very first thing to find the bait was a marten! Then by day there were heaps of squirrels. See this link for a cool video of what is known, technically speaking, as a scurry of squirrels. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rik6pGV0KlI All very nice, but imagine Gus’ surprise… […]

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This Year's Sightings