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The status of red squirrels is not the same across the UK. Past and present distribution maps can be viewed at the National Biodiversity Network gateway (NBN).
Some areas are fortunate in having strong populations of red squirrels; others are at risk of losing theirs if urgent action is not taken. Because of this and the need to report action and progress across such different conditions, Country Squirrel Groups were formed in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Each group is represented on the UK Red Squirrel Group (UKRSG) to ensure that UK advice is widely applicable allowing best practice to be shared.
Country squirrel groups have a vital role in red squirrel conservation. Co-ordinating and working with regional and local red squirrel groups, they carry out practical work, recruit volunteers, promote awareness, provide educational material and carry out management and monitoring. Country groups meet regularly, providing the local ‘eyes and ears’ for the UKRSG, delivering essential work and feeding back new issues and conservation needs.
If you would like to help your local red squirrel population and find out more about the work of the group in your area, select from the following ro click on the map: