Red squirrels in northern Italy are disappearing

A report in the Guardian highlights the plight of the red squirrel in northern Italy. Grey squirrels were first introduced into the region of Piemonte some 60 years ago and have now spread over large areas replacing the red squirrels as it goes. There are fears that the grey squirrel will eventually spread into neighbouring countries such as France and Switzerland unless concerted action is taken to stop them. Also see details of the EC-Square project which aims to address the problems caused by this alien invasive species.

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