Scotland’s native red squirrel population is under threat. Non-native grey squirrels out-compete reds for food and in many areas carry squirrel-pox – almost always lethal to reds.
But, if we continue to work together, we can create a sustainable future for red squirrels in Scotland. Securing their future is our long-term commitment.
Recently, our efforts have been given a real boost with a wonderful opportunity that we are well placed to utilise. However, we must act quickly to protect and expand our surviving red squirrel populations.
Your support is more important than ever!
Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has given initial approval for almost £2.5 million to help deliver our red squirrel conservation programme from 2017 to 2022. This is obviously fantastic news. It shows the scale of the work still to be done – but also shows great confidence in our strategy.
To get us closer to releasing this game-changing funding from HLF and fulfilling our vision, we must raise the £40,000 needed each year to complete the funding. Every precious gift towards our annual £40k target helps unlock this vital £2.46 million from HLF.