News: Take a red squirrel ramble with new digital walking routes

…from the threat of invasive non-native grey squirrels. Project Manager Dr. Mel Tonkin said: “The walking trails are not only fantastic places to catch sight of a red squirrel in action, they are also located in the key project areas where we are working to ensure the long-term protection of this iconic Scottish species. “The trails are designed to encourage… […]

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Can red squirrels weather the storm?

…bigger question is, if these extreme weather events become more and more common, will they begin to have a serious impact on red squirrel populations? Our lead project partner the Scottish Wildlife Trust is calling on the Scottish Government to urgently scale up action to tackle the nature and climate crises together. Add your voice by signing the petition here…. […]

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Resources

…few of its hairs. Volunteers must visit each feeder box in their tetrad four times during the survey period. They’ll refill the box with fresh bait, collect the hair sample and replace the sticky tab. It’s pretty straightforward! The hair samples are then returned to Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels for analysis.   Survey how-to videos          … […]

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Community Hub

Welcome to the Community Hub Community action is the key to the long-term survival of Scotland’s red squirrels. The Hub is a space for our supporters and volunteers to keep up to date with the project and connect with like-minded people working to protect local red squirrel populations. Registered users can keep track of their squirrel sightings, and join a… […]

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The Team

…Assistant Conservation Officer Area covered: South West Scotland vchanin@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk   Sarah Cooper Community Engagement Officer Area covered: Scottish Borders scooper@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk Giuliana Sinclair Community Engagement Officer Area covered: South West Scotland gsinclair@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk   Gill Hatcher Communications & Engagement Officer Area covered: Nationwide ghatcher@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk Katie Berry Project Administrator Area covered: Nationwide kberry@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk   Nicole Tipple Data Officer Area covered: Nationwide ntipple@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk  … […]

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