How can mathematical modelling help save red squirrels in Scotland?

…Natural Heritage and Forestry Commission Scotland conservation efforts. Our knowledge of squirrel reproduction, dispersal, mortality, competition and squirrelpox transmission allows us to create mathematical models that simulate how red and grey squirrel populations change over time. The models can be combined with satellite maps of forest and squirrel habitat distribution to determine, for example, the spread and impact of squirrelpox… […]

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Spotting the elusive Scottish Red Squirrel

…you have a reasonable chance of seeing red squirrels year-round and the best time of day to see them is the morning. In the summer they can be seen throughout the day but again your best chance of seeing them is morning or early evening. Once you’ve wandered off the beaten track, search for signs of squirrels. Although squirrels (particularly… […]

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Privacy Policy

…us to improve what we do. Confidentiality All complaint information will be handled sensitively, in line with relevant data protection requirements. Responsibility Overall responsibility for this policy and its implementation lies with the Scottish Wildlife Trust Chief Executive. Information Commissioner’s Office For further assistance with complaints regarding your data, please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office, whose remit covers the UK…. […]

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See you in a few years…

…My goal is to try and encourage children to understand and enjoy their place in nature and, hopefully, encourage them to protect it more than their parents are now. Get ’em while they’re young, huh…? The new project Officer will start working in September, so don’t be too disheartened if the Argyll and The Trossachs Project Officer does not reply… […]

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Major boost for Scotland’s red squirrels thanks to National Lottery funding

…Lottery players, HLF invests money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about – from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife. Since 1994, they have invested over £800m in more than 3800 heritage projects across Scotland. Visit www.hlf.org.uk…. […]

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Game-changing grant awarded to South Scotland volunteers

…sustain their surveying and monitoring efforts well into the future.   Find out more about the Red Squirrel Survival Trust, the Red Squirrel Forum for South Scotland and what this grant means for conservation within the area at https://www.rsst.org.uk/blog/2020/9/16/scottish-borders-groups-bank-national-funding . Or visit the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels Network Directory to find out more about red squirrel volunteer groups near you…. […]

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Images of Saving Britain’s Native Squirrel

…project about red squirrel conservation in the UK. Throughout the last year, I have travelled across the UK to photograph and document the various ways we help red squirrel populations, and the people that are behind these important projects and initiatives. Thanks to SSRS, I had the opportunity to learn more about their Spring Survey. The survey is completed every… […]

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Argaty Red Kites celebrate their other star species with a new red squirrel hide

…and wildlife. It’s also a reminder of just how important it is that we continue to protect red squirrels in the area from more grey squirrel arrivals in the future. The Woodland Hide will be available only by pre-booking. For more information, please visit the Argaty Red Kite project website www.argatyredkites.co.uk or telephone 01786 841373. The Project will also very… […]

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