Category: Mid Wales Red Squirrel Project

Exciting DNA analysis planned for the Red Squirrel Project!

The mid-Wales red squirrel partnership has been monitoring the local red squirrels for nearly 20 years now, but, in this time, it has never been …

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Red Squirrels in your Gardens!

While much of our red squirrel survey work has been restricted by the pandemic lockdowns, we are thrilled to have multiple records of red squirrels …

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Red Squirrel Video Diaries!

As we approach the end of the first year of the Mid Wales Red Squirrel Partnership (MWRSP) Healthy Reds project, our plans have had to …

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Red Squirrels in Clywedog!

Red squirrels have been surviving in an isolated area of mid Wales since before the incursion of American Greys. The Mid Wales Red Squirrel Partnership …

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Red squirrel looking down at the camera from a branch above

New Kit on the Block

An exciting new development for the red squirrel project in mid Wales! Evidence from red squirrel hairs has provided positive news about the condition of …

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Red Squirrel eating by Elliot Smith

Why do Red Squirrels wag their tails?

A squirrel’s bushy tail serves many functions, from helping to keep warm like a blanket in winter or cool as it shades its head in …

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Mid Wales Red Squirrels

Red Squirrels – Caught on Camera!

“Have you seen a red squirrel in mid Wales lately?” That’s the question that Wildlife Trust Red Squirrel Officer, Becky Hulme is asking; and reports …

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Pine Marten by Karl Franz

Pine Martens: an ally for our mid Wales Red Squirrels?

The Vincent Wildlife Trust is hoping to boost mid Wales’ struggling pine marten population by bringing a small but significant number of martens from Scotland. …

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Red Squirrel by Jon Hawkins

Communities Act to Save the Red Squirrel in Mid Wales

Over 50 people congregated in community centres across mid Wales last week to find out about how local people can act to save the red …

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The red squirrel in Wales

Description Red squirrels’ body size is up to 25 cm, with the tail measures adding a further 20 cm. They are significantly smaller than the …

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Threats to the red squirrel in Wales

There are three principle causes of the decline and retreat of the red squirrel in Wales: Competition from grey squirrels The grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) …

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The red squirrel and legislation

The red squirrel benefits from legal protection under Schedules 5 and 6 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (WCA) (The Wildlife & Countryside (Northern …

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