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Publications

Publications   Guidelines and Advice Priority Areas for Red Squirrel Conservation (PARCs) in South Scotland Supplementary feeding of red squirrels Red squirrel road signs Red squirrel post mortems Red squirrel leprosy   Reports Squirrelpox Detection in the Central Lowlands 2017-2020 2019 Spring Survey Report 2018 Spring Survey Report 2017 Spring Survey Report 2016 Spring Survey Report 2015 Spring Survey Report… […]

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The Story of Rusty the Red

…part of the centre and will have very little human interaction whilst he learns the skills he will need for the future. Finally, he will be taken to a release site where the squirrels are fed and from that point he will be free. Rusty weighing in at an impressive 226g. A fantastic turn-around in fortunes- he has nearly tripled… […]

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SNOW DAY!

Original Author: Paul McDonald, Project Officer for Argyll, the Trossachs and Stirling Paul McDonald, Project Officer for Argyll, the Trossachs and Stirling, has fun in the snow.   One of the advantages of my position being three days per week is that I can take advantage of the weather. Today (Tuesday March 3rd), I woke up to discover that several… […]

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Building a Volunteer Network

Formed in 2014, the Glenkens Red Squirrel Group are proactively p romoting red squirrel conservation in the Glenkens and highlighting the risks posed to red squirrels from the grey squirrel – in particular the squirrelpox v irus. Bob Peace, Glenkens Group member , shared some of the crucial do’s and don’ts of managing a network. Don’t be frightened of seeking… […]

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Reports of suspected squirrelpox near Cardrona

…area to please remove wildlife feeders from your gardens in order to avoid spreading the disease to healthy red squirrels visiting the feeders. Squirrelpox is a virus carried by grey squirrels without causing them any harm. However, if spread to red squirrels the disease is deadly. Feeding stations can encourage both species to come into close contact and increase the […]

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Suspected Squirrelpox outbreak near Dumfries threatens local red squirrel population

The support has been amazing, and with some family members we’ve done everything we can to get the word out by putting posters throughout the forest. The community would be devastated to lose these animals as we all love to spot them on our daily walks.” People can support the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels project by reporting their sightings of… […]

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Beechmast and acorns everywhere

…area? As with humans in the supermarket “reduced” aisle, red squirrels will take full advantage of the opportunity and load up their plates at the forest buffet. This results in a boost in body weight which helps them to withstand harsh winters and will mean that more females are likely to bear two litters next year. Red squirrels have the […]

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Suspected squirrelpox cases on the Solway Coast

…are asking people living within these areas to be extra vigilant. Squirrelpox is a virus carried by grey squirrels without causing them any harm. However, if spread to red squirrels the disease is deadly. Red squirrels develop wet pus-filled lesions on their faces, particularly around the eyes, nose and mouth, as well as on their paws and genitalia. They become… […]

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