Good news about red squirrels in the North of England

Red Squirrels Northern England (RSNE) have recently published the Spring 2013 Report of their standardised squirrel monitoring programme across the north of England. The good news is that there has been  a 7% increase in tetrads (2 km by 2 km squares) reporting the presence of red squirrels since last year and an 18% decline in tetrads reporting the presence of grey squirrels. These positive findings reflect the very considerable efforts to monitor the presence of red and grey squirrels, and carry out targeted grey squirrel control, by conservation organisations and large numbers of volunteers. The story has been reported in The Telegraph.

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