Busy breeding

…have, will help monitoring and protection of this iconic species   Sarah is a freelance writer with a background in veterinary medicine. A subsequent PhD and a qualification in conservation medicine has guided her writing which is inspired by the natural world. She covers all manner of wildlife, conservation and environmental issues. Mail: writesforwildlife@gmail.com Web: www.writesforwildlife.com Twitter: @writes4wildlife Instagram: writesforwildlife… […]

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Building a Volunteer Network

…I was able to initiate things very easily by making the Gatehouse Squirrel Group a project under a pre-existing local charity/company with an environmental slant (Gatehouse Development Initiative). I simply presented the GDI committee with a one-page constitution and that was that. This meant I had a Treasurer and a bank account from day one. ” There are two structures… […]

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Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels

Get Involved Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels is working with local communities to ensure red squirrels will always be a part of Scotland’s special native wildlife. Together with partners, landowners and a network of local groups and volunteers, we are focused on the areas where red squirrels are most under threat from the spread of the invasive grey squirrel. Our efforts… […]

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News: New research underway to trace the steps of urban squirrels

  Ground-breaking research which aims to better understand how grey squirrels use the urban environment will take place in Aberdeen this year.   The study is led by Dr Louise de Raad, Research Fellow at Inverness College UHI, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands, in collaboration with the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels project. Little… […]

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Community action in Galloway

…one autumn squirrelpox struck, and they were all gone in a few weeks. So we had to move, didn’t we… Before coming to Galloway, I was on the Biology staff at Newcastle University, where I lectured for years on conservation biology, including the devastating worldwide effects of invasive species introductions. It was natural, therefore, for me to work for more… […]

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