Environment Minister calls for a halt to the decline of the British red squirrel

In his introductory remarks to a conference about red squirrels held at Exeter University on 19th April 2013,  Richard Benyon, the Environment Minister, called for a sustainable and long term solution to stop the decline of the British red squirrel – see the report in the Western Morning News. The meeting attracted over 120 delegates from Britain, Ireland and Europe and included papers on work that is being undertaken to try and save the red squirrel.  One presentation by Natasha Collings from the Cornwall Red Squirrel Project outlined what is being done to return the red squirrel to two peninsulars, the Lizard and West Penwith, in the south-west of England where they have been absent for more than 25 years.

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