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Scottish Forests Could Save Red Squirrel From Extinction

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    "This is great news for red squirrels," said White. "When I started this research 10 years ago I was pretty pessimistic about the outcome for red squirrels in Scotland. Now I'm very optimistic. The work done by conservation bodies has prevented the spread of grey squirrels beyond certain boundaries over the last decade." Via The Guardian.

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    "The research, which is published in Nature Conservation, identifies havens within existing areas of non-native plantations, such as Eskdalemuir Forest in Dumfries and Galloway in southern Scotland and Newtyle Forest in Moray in the north. Ironically, the native red squirrel can survive in non-native plantations of species such as sitka spruce that are inhospitable for the broadleaved or mixed woodland-loving grey squirrel."  Via The Guardian.

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