Red Squirrels Northern England
Red Squirrels Northern England (RSNE) is a red squirrel conservation partnership working across Northern England.
Red Squirrels Northern England is the lead organisation striving to conserve reds, working in seven counties, where wild living red squirrels still exist; Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham, North Yorkshire, Lancashire & Merseyside.
The project is managed by Northumberland Wildlife Trust, in partnership with other northern Wildlife Trusts, Forestry Commission, Natural England and Red Squirrel Survival Trust. The partners work hand-in-hand with local communities and hundreds of passionate volunteers, with a core aim to secure the future of this most cherished British mammal.
We protect red squirrels in the following ways:
- Helping people understand why reds are under threat and why action is needed
- Working with communities and volunteer red squirrel groups to encourage local support and involvement
- Monitoring woodlands to better understand where reds live so we can take action to conserve them
- Managing grey squirrels in areas where reds are found in order to allow reds the space they need to thrive
- Developing and nurturing partnerships to ensure there is a joined up approach to this work
Three Ways You Can Help
- Submit a squirrel sighting - sightings are crucial to track the fortunes of red squirrels
- Join your local Red Squirrel Group - meet like-minded advocates of red squirrels
- Donate to the red squirrel project here
Learn more about RSNE, including how you can get involved, via their website www.rsne.org.uk
Red Squirrels United
Red Squirrels United is a UK wide network working together for the local survival of the UK’s iconic red squirrels for future generations. The project marks the biggest ever coalition of academics and delivery partners working together on a scientifically robust programme of conservation for our iconic red squirrels. The initiative unites eight partners in a four year UK-wide programme plus community teams and numerous volunteers.The project unites more than 30 different organisations and is supported by UK Government nature conservation agencies.
Here in Northern England the project is helping us to protect red squirrels in and around Kielder Forest the largest red squirrel reserve in England.
The project is being funded by EU LIFE and National Lottery Heritage Fund. Learn more about the project here.
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.