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Scottish forests protective forts for red squirrels

Source: hw.ac.uk

Twenty natural strongholds would protect red squirrels in Scotland even if greys were to run rampant across the country, a new study shows. 

The UK’s red squirrels are under threat from their invasive, north American grey counterparts. Scotland is now home to around 75% of all the UK’s red squirrels. 

A variety of conservation measures have been implemented or proposed, from grey squirrel culls to creating managed strongholds. MORE

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