Why not get involved and help us?
There are a range of community volunteer opportunities that you can get involved with, from helping to put up camera traps and feeders to enthusing the public and schoolchildren about red squirrels and teaching them how they can help too.
You can find out more by contacting one of our conservation partners. Visit Northumberland Wildlife Trust or Lancashire Wildlife Trust in England, Red Squirrels Trust Wales or The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales in Wales and Ulster Wildlife in Northern Ireland.
Alternatively, if you don’t live in area with red squirrels, why not adopt one of ours?
Why not join your local community group?
Local community groups are vital for the conservation of red squirrels and we are already seeing the positive impacts of their hard work in local areas.
In England, Northern Red Squirrels is a community action network that shares news, ideas and best practice across northern England and can also help you to find your local group in Northumberland, Cumbria and Merseyside.
In Wales, there are two main groups. In North Wales, Red Squirrels Trust Wales work with community groups on Anglesey and in Gwynedd and they’re keen to start with new volunteers working in Clocaenog Forest too. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org In mid-Wales, the mid-Wales red squirrel project works with community groups in the Tywi Forest in central Wales, around the Llyn Brianne reservoir.
In Northern Ireland there are seven groups, who would all welcome more support. The Glens Red Squirrel Group work with the Glenarm Wildlife Group to cover the north east of Ireland. Email: Chair@glensredsquirrelgroup.com The West Tyrone Red Squirrel Group work in Omagh. Email: Julie.Corry@fermanaghomagh.com The North West Red Squirrel Group centre around Derry. Email: email@example.com The Tollymore Red Squirrel Group are established in Tollymore Forest Park. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fermanagh Red Squirrel Group look after the two red squirrel preferred areas in the county at Slieve Beagh in East Fermanagh and the conifer plantations in West Fermanagh. Email: email@example.com The Ards Red Squirrel Group are led by the National Trust. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Ring of Gullion Red Squirrel Group work throughout the Ring of Gullion and Cooley area.
Would you like to help us with monitoring and record your sightings?
Recording sightings of squirrels is vital to help us to plan our conservation work and to monitor changes in squirrel range.
If you would like to report a red squirrel sighting, please click here. Red squirrel community groups monitor their local populations. You can help them by sharing any information on the health of the red squirrel and its location.
If you have seen a grey squirrel, please click here. Grey squirrel sightings help us to target control where necessary to protect our red squirrels from disease and competition.