Red squirrels have been listed as 'endangered' in Britain, based on the latest research by The Mammal Society. However, Scotland is still home to 75% of the UK's red squirrels, and we are incredibly grateful to all the organisations, funders and volunteers who are helping us reverse the decline.
You can read the full report here: http://bit.ly/2HNgHIP One in five British mammals faces extinction The red squirrel, the wildcat, and the grey long-eared bat face severe threats, a study says.… [read more]
Our camera traps in Aberdeeshire have been attracting all sorts of visitors!
Now that the spring survey is over, our next job is to carefully analyse each hair sample under a microscope. There are a lot to get through!
This is the only way we can be absolutely certain a sample contains red squirrel hair, grey squirrel hair or both (plus the occasional pine marten). This one from Tayside certainly looks promising... photos from saving scotland's red squirrels's post
Want to know what it's like volunteering with Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels? We asked two of our spring survey volunteers to tell us about the highlights and challenges of monitoring Scotland's squirrel populations. Volunteers’ Week 2018 1-7 June is Volunteers’ Week, a chance to say thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who make saving Scotland’s red squirrels possible.… [read more]