Red Squirrel Conservation

Contemporary red squirrel conservation strategy for mainland England focuses on protecting sustainable red squirrel populations in large conifer plantations. This approach has been developed following many years of research by leading scientists in the field.

The strategy provides a means of ensuring large and viable long-term red squirrel populations can flourish, protected from threat of grey squirrel incursion. This section of the website provides information on red squirrels and their behaviour, and describes how the conservation strategy works to secure their future.