About NRS

Northern Red Squirrels is the collective voice of the red squirrel groups operating in the North of England. There is little doubt that without the efforts of these community groups there would be fewer areas in the North of England that are still inhabited by red squirrels.

Northern Red Squirrels also provides information, advice and guidance to enable and encourage more people to become involved in red squirrel conservation. Since its launch in March 2008, Northern Red Squirrels has attracted over forty independent voluntary groups and individuals to join forces and the number is still rising.

Northern Red Squirrels aims to:

  • Improve the effectiveness of voluntary groups and individuals by providing information, advice and guidance to ensure consistency of approach to conservation activities
  • When required, co-ordinate any action taken jointly by several groups and individuals
  • Provide support and guidance for people who wish to become involved in safeguarding red squirrels in the North of England, including those who wish to set up their own voluntary group in an area where none currently exists
  • Contribute to the work of the funded groups such as Red Squirrels Northern England by supporting their activities

Red Squirrel Range in Northern England

This 2018-2020 map by Red Squirrels Northern England (RSNE) shows red squirrel detection in 2km squares. It combines red squirrel sightings data from a variety of sources to show where red squirrels are still present across northern England.

The map is reproduced with the kind permission of Red Squirrels Northern England (RSNE),  a project partnership between the Northern Wildlife Trusts, Forestry Commission, Red Squirrel Survival Trust and Natural England. 

To report a red squirrel that you’ve seen, follow this link>>

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