News and blogs
Change tree-felling laws to help save threatened red squirrels!
Today, Wednesday 3 July 2019, MPs will debate how to prevent the extinction of red squirrels in the UK. Red Squirrels United is calling on the Government to change outdated tree felling legislation and increase funding to save the native red squirrel which faces extinction in the UK without urgent action.
UK Squirrel Accord update (May 2019)
The UK Squirrel Accord (UKSA) is a partnership of 37 leading conservation and forestry organisations, Government agencies and companies working collaboratively across the UK to secure and expand UK red squirrel populations beyond current thresholds and ensure UK woodlands flourish and deliver multiple benefits for future generations. The UKSA is driving the funding for an oral contraceptive for grey squirrels. Click here for more information.
‘In a nutshell: a volunteer’s experience of the Red Squirrels United Knowledge Fair’ blog (March 2019)
Alice Watson, a volunteer with the Merseyside Red Alert group gives us the lowdown on her experience at this year’s Knowledge Fair.
‘If you go down to the woods today’ blog (January 2019)
Dr Craig Shuttleworth reflects on the legislative loopholes that can leave red squirrels and other flora and fauna vulnerable to habitat destruction.
Red Squirrel Awareness Week blog (September 2018)
Red Squirrels United Programme Manager, Nikki Robinson gives you some suggestions of how to get involved with Red Squirrel Awareness Week (24-30 September 2018).
Red Squirrels Trust Wales announce new e-book (April 2018)
A new family-friendly book has been published online. ‘Red Squirrels In My Garden’ explains how to feed red squirrels as well as the history of the species and the problems they face. It’s great that one of the Red Squirrels United partners has been associated with a lovely new resource. Download your free copy here.
Pine marten research (March 2018)
Scientists at the University of Aberdeen have published a study showing that pine martens can reverse the spread of invasive grey squirrels and consequently help red squirrels. Read more about the research here.