Highland Red Squirrel Refuge Project
Inverness, pan Highland
Forestry Commission and the Highland Red Squirrel Group
The HBAPIP part-funded this project, which is led by the Forestry Commission and the Highland Red Squirrel Group. The project officer recruited and trained 75 volunteer Red Squirrel surveyors to survey key woodlands identified in Highland. The distribution and abundance information will form a baseline from which to compare and changes in Red Squirrel population and distribution as well as identifying any incursion of Grey Squirrels to the area. Awareness raising has taken the form of talks to groups, school visits and articles to the local press. Over 450 people attended the various events run in 2006.
Forestry Commission and the Highland Red Squirrel Group, The Highland Council