Red Squirrel Conservation Bodies
RSNE is a partnership project working to conserve red squirrels in Northern England. Launched by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2011, the project combines and builds on the efforts of previous and current initiatives to protect red squirrels through targeted and strategic action.
The Red Squirrel Survival Trust is a national charity established to ensure the conservation and protection of the red squirrel in the UK. Its specific aims are to:
- Protect red squirrels by keeping reds and greys apart
- Assist the winning reds in areas where red squirrel population numbers have stabilised or are increasing
- Establish new red colonies across the UK
- Fund research to develop a vaccine for the squirrel pox virus and to control fertility in greys
- Raise awareness of the plight of reds in the UK
RSST supports NRS and other Red Squirrel Conservation Groups in the UK. You can become a Friend of RSST or make a donation and as a result, help to save our red squirrels. More details can be found on their web site.
The UK Red Squirrel Group (UKRSG) aims to co-ordinate and raise awareness of the conservation needs of our native red squirrel and the action being taken to deliver this under the UK Red Squirrel Species Action Plan. The group has an official responsibility to report the success and progress towards this within the overall UK Biodiversity Action Plan but also helps to develop and co-ordinate advice and best-practice on red squirrel conservation issues for landowners, conservationists, statutory officials and the general public.
The European Squirrel Initiative aims to create, develop and maintain a campaign to win the support and commitment of governments throughout Europe in securing the future of the red squirrel through the effective control of the grey squirrel.
The UK Squirrel Accord (UKSA) consists of 32 leading woodland, timber industry and conservation organisations in the UK. It was created at the invitation of HRH Prince Charles – who had the aim of bringing a concerted and coordinated approach to securing the future of our red squirrels and woodlands, and to controlling the introduced grey squirrel.
Red Squirrels United is the biggest ever partnership of academics, practitioners and volunteers working together on a scientifically robust programme of red squirrel conservation. Their work focuses on nine main stronghold areas of red squirrel populations across Northern Ireland, England and Wales. Red Squirrels United is led by The Wildlife Trusts in partnership with Newcastle University, Forest Research, Lancashire Wildlife Trust, Red Squirrels Trust Wales, Northumberland Wildlife Trust, Ulster Wildlife and The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales.
British Red Squirrel is a forum for all those interested in red squirrel conservation and grey squirrel control, providing an information hub with links to current activity across the British Isles.