Help the Solway Forests with your best red squirrel snaps

…are looking for atmospheric and engaging photographs of red squirrels, taken anywhere in Scotland, to include in their 2019 calendar. The winning photograph will be featured on the front cover of the calendar, and 11 others will be selected for each month of 2019. Started in August 2017, Solway Forests is one of the newest red squirrel volunteer networks to… […]

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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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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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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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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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