Predatory pine martens boosting red squirrel numbers

Pine martens prefer feasting on grey squirrels, which is helping to save reds, say conservationists.

By Craig Duggan • bbcnews
Sept. 8, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: nature wildlife squirrels lampeter bangor ruthin ceredigion

Extinction: Quarter of UK mammals 'under threat'

Review of UK mammals finds that a quarter of native species are at "imminent threat of extinction".

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
July 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment conservation extinction squirrels hedgehogs

You're not going far from home – and neither are the animals you spy out your window

With careful observation, you can start to recognize that one sassy squirrel or the cardinal pair who call your neighborhood home.

Julian Avery, Assistant Research Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Pennsylvania State University • conversation
May 11, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: birds wildlife squirrels urban-wildlife habitat lizards birdwatching rabbits wildlife-ecology migratory-birds bird-watching

How to help red squirrels fight back against invasive greys – with DNA sequencing

Scientists hope to learn what makes certain red squirrels able to survive squirrelpox. 

Rachael Tarlinton, Associate Professor in Veterinary Virology, University of Nottingham • conversation
March 2, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  genome-sequencing  wildlife-conservation  squirrels  red-squirrels  grey-squirrels

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