Scotland’s red squirrels holding their own

A 2017 survey by Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels (SSRS) has indicated that red squirrels in Scotland have stabilised throughout much of the country, although there are regional differences. For example, there have been gains in the north-east around Aberdeen where grey squirrels have been extensively culled, and gains around Loch Lomand and the Trossachs National Park, but few red squirrels are now seen in Berwickshire in the south. The full report by Mahboobeh Shirkhorshidi and Mel Tonkin is available to download (also see The Scotsman, the Mail Online, Pressreader). SSRS was awarded a £2.4m National Lottery grant last year towards the conservation of red squirrels in Scotland.

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