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OFFICIAL LAUNCH 1ST MARCH 2008
“ Voluntary Groups across the North have
united together under one umbrella group to save the threatened red squirrel”
We are very excited to announce the launch of
NORTHERN RED SQUIRRELS
NORTHERN RED SQUIRRELS is an umbrella group created to unite voluntary
groups and individuals working or wishing to work to help save our red
squirrels from extinction in the North.
Success is dependent on grassroots effort and our goals will be achieved
through effective, co-ordinated joint action among the voluntary groups
and individuals, along with cooperation with funded groups.
Voluntary action to save our native red squirrel has been ongoing in
the North for many years. Cumbrian groups have been active for over 15
years and Northumberland has seen several groups become established over
the past few years, as red squirrel numbers began to decline rapidly
due to the influx of grey squirrels.
NORTHERN RED SQUIRRELS is committed to working together to achieve our
common goal – the continued and flourishing existence of our much-loved
native red squirrel.
Central to efforts is the development of the NORTHERN RED SQUIRRELS website
http://www.northernredsquirrels.org.uk/ and the easy-to-use interactive
map. This indicates the location and contact details for each volunteer
group, enabling anyone wanting to report sightings, get involved practically,
request help or information to promptly locate their nearest contact.
The idea is to ‘close all the gaps’ and identify a local
contact for each area and expand co-ordinated action across the region.
Volunteer action is KEY to saving the red squirrel. Funded groups, such
as Red Alert’s Save Our Squirrels and the Red Squirrel Protection
Partnership rely on the involvement and co-operation of local volunteers.
NORTHERN RED SQUIRRELS are dedicated to working alongside these groups
and to also provide a joint voice for volunteers.
NORTHERN RED SQUIRRELS is already providing a platform for voluntary
red squirrel conservationists and we invite all groups and individuals
to join us to make a difference.
For more information please contact us:
Contact form: http://www.northernredsquirrels.org.uk/contact.htm
Telephone: 07878 061880