New Squirrel Website Launched – you can log your sightings online

 

Hardendale Red Squirrel

Hardendale Red Squirrel

Red Squirrels Northern England  website is the online point of contact for (RSNE) the new red squirrel conservation partnership project set up to protect red squirrel populations in northern England through targeted conservation actions.

This beautiful and helpful website was made by Maulds Meaburn’s Chris Archer (Shoebox Design)

RSNE was officially launched on 17th February 2011 by HRH The Prince of Wales at Hutton-in-the-Forest in Cumbria.

Their work is principally based in Cumbria, Northumberland, Merseyside, Lancashire, north-west Durham and the Yorkshire Dales, in and close to areas where red squirrels are still living free in the landscape.

You can help protect red squirrels in northern England in lots of different ways, from sending them your red and grey squirrel sightings to getting actively involved in grey squirrel trapping close to your home through your local red squirrel group.

Both Grey and Red Squirrels are charming creatures, but unfortunately the Greys are threatening the Reds. Where there are Greys, there is high risk of viral infection to our native Reds. Please report sightings of either variety.

 

Anecdote: (Source gossip, unverified) I heard that a grey squirrel was reported in Dufton area and then when the officer went to catch it he got six!

 

 

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