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Latest Newsletter Hits the Stands!

Posted On: Wed 27 Nov 2019 Posted In: Uncategorized Posted By:

The latest Newsletter hits the stands with a review of some of our recent activities: Autumn 2019 RSTW newsletter yn Gymraeg Cylchlythyr Hydref 2019 Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with contributions and translation of this Newsletter. read the full story

Red Squirrel Trust Wales Fundraiser with Iolo Williams

Posted On: Tue 17 Sep 2019 Posted In: Uncategorized Posted By:

Join us on 24th Septemeber during #RedSquirrelweek  to celebrate what the wonderful volunteers have accomplished. With Special guest Dr Cathleen Thomas (RSPB) and the one and only Iolo Williams! Make sure you order your tickets before they are all gone! See poster - English read the full story

Love red squirrels? Love ice cream? Of course you do!

Posted On: Mon 12 Nov 2018 Posted In: News Posted By:

Hazelnut Crunch! For the next 12 months the Red Boat Ice Cream Parlour in Beaumaris will be serving up a newly developed ice cream called Hazelnut Crunch. £3 from each pan of this ice cream will go to Red Squirrels Trust Wales (RSTW) to help keep North Wales' red squirrels safe. RSTW are extremely grateful to Tony and the Red Boat team for being so supportive, and we hope that this ice cream won’t just raise money for RSTW but will also raise awareness about our lovely red squirrels. read the full story

Red Squirrel Trust Wales AGM

Posted On: Fri 14 Sep 2018 Posted In: Events News Posted By:

The AGM will be at 2.00pm, Thursday 11th October in the Laboratory Room, Treborth Gardens, Bangor Gwynedd. Read Agenda  here read the full story

Red squirrel forest felling incident during the breeding season

Posted On: Mon 30 Jul 2018 Posted In: News Posted By:

Red Squirrels Trust Wales have made an official complaint to Natural Resources Wales (NRW) regarding felling of woodland habitat containing a high density red squirrel population at the height of the breeding season. There has been significant press coverage of the incident and we are awaiting the result of  NRW investigation. We recognise that woodland management and commercial timber production are important and legitimate activity. Red squirrel conservation can easily be integrated into such works through careful timing of felling and sensitive approach to harvesting. In this case, bo... read the full story

Silver Bay Holiday Village become a Corporate Sponsor

Posted On: Mon 30 Jul 2018 Posted In: News Posted By:

We are delighted to announce that Silver Bay Holiday Village are the latest Corporate sponsor of our red squirrel conservation work on Anglesey.  The Holiday Village is located on the stunning coast at Pentre Gwyddel, Rhoscolyn with the spectacular Traeth Llydan beach. Red squirrels were introduced to Holy island in 2005/6 and are now widespread on the island including within woodland surrounding the Silver Bay Village.   read the full story

Red squirrels make Bangor come back

Posted On: Sat 07 Jul 2018 Posted In: News Posted By:

After a potentially devastating squirrelpox outbreak in Bangor during autumn 2017, summer 2018 sees this important population bounce back. We have young reds weaning in Braichmelyn forest, Treborth gardens and Penrhosgarnedd. Thank you to (c) Eirwyn Morris for sending in the delightful picture of young reds in a City garden. If you see reds anywhere in the Bangor area please let us know by using our sighting form. read the full story

Workshop Notes: Determining Breeding Status of Grey Squirrel

Posted On: Wed 23 May 2018 Posted In: News Posted By:

Workshop Notes from 3rd May 2018          The two Red Squirrels United projects in north Wales got together on 3rd May to offer this workshop to volunteers. Here are some notes taken from the workshop for future reference. Dreys – general info: It’s not an offence to destroy/disturb a grey squirrel drey, only red It’s an offence to block access to a red squirrel drey or disturb if in use NOT an offence if the drey is not in use but you need to demonstrate that it is no longer in use Some dreys can be clumps of ivy and in tree hollows so you are unlikely t... read the full story

NEW BOOK – Red Squirrels in my Garden

Posted On: Sat 07 Apr 2018 Posted In: News Posted By:

The Red Squirrel Trust Wales is delighted to be associated with this book which gives a comprehensive insight into the natural history of the red squirrel including all the problems they currently face. Although aimed at families and children, there are sufficient well explained scientific facts to make it an excellent read for any age group interested in red squirrel conservation. I myself learnt a lot by reading it. There is also a section explaining the do’s and don’ts of feeding them in your garden if you are fortunate enough to have them visit you there.   The authors... read the full story

Protecting the Red Squirrel in Clocaenog Forest

Posted On: Mon 12 Mar 2018 Posted In: News Posted By:

Natural Resources Wales has published a news item about the red squirrel project in Clocaenog Forest. "Red squirrel populations in a North Wales forest stronghold are being given a boost by Natural Resources Wales (NRW). In 1998 there were up to 400 squirrels in Clocaenog forest near Ruthin. But now that figure is thought to be less than 50 and as part of a project to secure their future, seven squirrels have been released in the area." Read the full article, with photos and videos on the NRW website. read the full story