Archive for September, 2003

Red Squirrels in the North East of England

Friday, September 12th, 2003

Louise Bessant Red Alert North East (RANE) was established in 1992, in response to the threat of extinction of red squirrels in Great Britain. Originally a partnership between Newcastle University and Northumberland Wildlife Trust, RANE has developed into a working partnership with a wide range of stakeholders in red squirrel conservation. These partners include landowners, […]

Pallas’s squirrel (Callosciurus erythraeus erythrogaster) in France

Monday, September 8th, 2003

by Peter Lurz Callosciurus erythraeus Pallas’s Squirrel was introduced to Cap d’Antibes in the 1970s. The species is thought to occur at higher densities than the native red squirrel and causes damage to trees and crops in the area (Jouanin 1990, 1992). Measurements of specimens are reported as: tail: 163-193 mm, head and body length: […]

The ecology of red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) in the west of Ireland, with a view to potential translocation opportunities to uninhabited areas of Connemara

Monday, September 8th, 2003

Alan Poole Since the introduction of the American grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) to Ireland, the native red squirrel has been in decline. Red squirrels have disappeared from large areas in the east of Ireland, where the greys are prevalent. Typically the reds are out-competed by the greys in broadleaved and mixed conifer areas. The greys […]

Species Recovery Project – Red squirrels in Thetford Forest (completed 2003)

Monday, September 1st, 2003

John Gurnell Research into the ecology and conservation of red squirrels in Thetford Forest, East Anglia, has been going on since the 1970s. Since September 1992, I have directed a series of studies, sponsored by English Nature, the Forestry Commission and the People’s Trust for Endangered Species, that have the twin aims of studying red […]

Red and grey squirrels in the North-East

Monday, September 1st, 2003

Jason Reynolds I was appointed as Red Squirrel Conservation Officer in August 1999. This is the first time that a full-time officer has worked in the North East. Funding of £125000 for three years has been secured from Northumbrian Water Environmental Trust. English Nature’s Species Recovery Programe is also providing £15000 over three years. The […]