News: Record participation in national squirrel survey

…to run the Great Scottish Squirrel Survey for the second time, and the survey is expected to be carried out again in autumn 2021. Sightings can be reported year-round but this concentrated campaign provides valuable data and understanding of both red and grey squirrel distribution changes, helping focus conservation efforts on the areas where red squirrels are most under threat…. […]

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Busy breeding

…onwards sibling groups of juveniles venturing out and playing together, often during the day   WHAT YOU CAN DO If you find an ill or injured squirrel or young in need of help, contact the SSPCA who can care for them. If you are lucky enough to spot squirrel families or young ones venturing out, registering your sightings, and sharing… […]

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Building a Volunteer Network

…insurance. For more information on building and growing your red squirrel network, please read our online guide . I f you live in one of ou r South Scotland priority areas and would like to get involved with an existing red squirrel group, please visit our Network Directory to find one near you.   Giuliana Sinclair Community Engagement Officer Area… […]

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Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels

…are making a difference — in many places, red squirrels are already making a comeback. However, there is still a lot of work to do. With your help, we can continue to protect them. Volunteer Join a local group Events Sightings Seen a squirrel? We want to hear about it! All sightings are valuable, whether they’re from your back garden… […]

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

…the wider Aberdeenshire countryside, further threatening important red squirrel populations in Grampian and the Highlands.   Grey Squirrel © Nicola Nuttall   Larger and more productive than their red counterparts, grey squirrels can rapidly out-compete red squirrels for food and living space, making it difficult for the native species to successfully breed and for their young to survive. Because of… […]

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