Red Squirrels Back on Tyne Project
Our 'Red Squirrels Back on Tyne' project is supported by a HERITAGE LOTTERY GRANT.
The project will focus on surveying, stabilising and then expanding the range of red squirrel populations that are found to the east and west of the city of Newcastle.
Our aims are to restore red squirrels to woodlands in the project area and to encourage the local community to 'adopt a wood' and take over long term monitoring and care of their red squirrels. The key to our project is community engagement. The understanding and support of the local communities along the Tyne are key to our success. To be sustainable and really allow red squirrels to repopulate local woods and survive long term we need local people to help and get involved with our project
NeRS will be hosting several workshops, visits and talks in order to engage with local communities and schools to increase understanding of the need for red squirrel conservation and how local communities and children can get involved. NeRS will continue to build on our ‘Adopt-a-Woodland Scheme’ which started in Newcastle and is a growing success.
Updated: 12th September 2018
Lovely Squirrel Photo by: Andy Jackson