red squirrel

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red squirrel

1. a reddish-brown squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris, inhabiting woodlands of Europe and parts of Asia
2. American red squirrel either of two reddish-brown squirrels, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus or T. douglasii, inhabiting forests of North America
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It follows a woodland clearance project on Anglesey last summer in which it is thought a number of red squirrels were killed.
Anyone visiting Formby pinewoods in the coming weeks is being asked not to feed red squirrels, as this helps spread the virus.
In the previous 18 months, 14 red squirrels died, 13 of which had been found by the roadside leading up to the visitor attraction.
The Lower Nithsdale group revealed that after a brief lull in the reporting of sick red squirrels they have "sadly seen a resurgence over the past few days in the Sandyhills and Dalbeattie areas."
The survey is the seventh consecutive year of a monitoring programme led by Red Squirrels Northern England, a project managed by Northumberland Wildlife Trust.
Many red squirrels have been wiped out by their stronger grey cousins.
While they might look cute, though, red squirrels are most definitely not pets (they're protected by a law which bans possession for a start), and the book makes this clear in a true story about a Danish man who rescued an injured baby squirrel which had fallen four floors into his apartment garden.
Northeast Red Squirrels (NeRS) has received a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of PS59,900 for its Red Squirrels on Tyne project.
Once a common sight, red squirrels have declined rapidly since the 1950s.
The decline of red squirrels in the UK and Ireland is blamed primarily on the effects of this virus as well as the loss of habitat and competition from grey squirrels.
Red squirrels, they stated "seem to have a rosy future wherever high quality, coherent conservation work is being delivered in northern England."
"I have seen firsthand their important work which includes non-lethal conservation measures such as controlling grey squirrels, feeding red squirrels, fundraising and raising awareness about red squirrel conservation.