The horrible comma in conservation…
Let’s take you back to 1997. Fewer than 40 red squirrels remained in a small area of woodland on Anglesey and approximately 3000 grey squirrels were ruling the island with an iron, if a little fury, fist. It was a bleak future for the red squirrel that would have undoubtedly become locally extinct if conservations hadn’t intervened. Luckily for us, there were some people passionate about our native squirrel and so formed the ‘Friends of Anglesey’s red squirrels’. You’ve probably heard the story a thousand times but for those that haven’t ju... read the full story
The Red Squirrel Trust Wales is hosting a festive event. Details can be found below. Join the Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Microbes facebook event for updates and help Dr Craig Shuttleworth countdown to Christmas.
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If you feed squirrels in Anglesey, it would be great if you could fill out the survey below. It will only take a few moments. All the information you provide is really important in understanding the eating habits of our lovely reds and can therefore be used to understand more complicated relationships. Many thanks in advance.
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Clocaenog Forest near Ruthin, was the most important red squirrel stronghold in Wales in the 1990’s when red squirrels were close to extinction on Anglesey.
Although numbers have declined, a population still exists, as images from camera traps have proven - the most recent picture captured being August 2016.
Now the new Red Squirrels United project has enabled us to employ a Red Squirrel Ranger for Clocaenog Forest and it is hoped that within the 3-year project timescale, a great deal can be achieved to boost numbers in this key population.
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Interested in red or grey squirrels? The RSTW Facebook Group page is a great way to keep up to date with where and when to see red squirrels, hear accounts of how to attract red squirrels into your garden and keep up to date with events and activities hosted by RSTW. read the full story
Red Squirrels Trust Wales (RSTW) are very proud to be participants in a new and exciting Heritage Lottery & EU funded (NAT/UK/000467) project. The 'Sciurius Life' project will empower local communities to become actively involved in regional red squirrel conservation and control of the invasive grey squirrel.
In north Wales, RSTW will attempt to eradicate grey squirrels from 165 square kilometres of lowland woodland and mountain valley habitats in Gwynedd. This initiative will prevent grey squirrels from recolonizing Anglesey and will create opportunities for the small mainland red ... read the full story
After 6 months of gathering and editing red squirrel case studies from across Great Britain and Northern Ireland we are proud to make available the e-book Shared Experience of Red Squirrel Conservation Practice.
Red Squirrel Conservation eBook
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We are delighted to announce very generous sponsorship of our Welsh red squirrel conservation work by Red Squirrel Brands.
The company produces a fabulous Red Squirrel Gingernut Liqueur which is an exquisite blend of the finest ginger, thyme, rosemary, all balanced with tangy orange and lemon peel.
Manufactured in Scotland using only Ogilvy Scottish potato vodka, a donation from sales of the Gingernut Liqueur are now helping conserve one of the rarest animals in Wales.
Dr Craig Shuttleworth, a leading red squirrel expert said, "We were thrilled to take up the offer of sponsorship fr... read the full story