Red Squirrels United
Red Squirrels United (RSU) ran for four years from 2016-2020 and worked to conserve red squirrel populations in nine key areas across northern England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Funded by EU LIFE and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, this £3,000,000 project was the first to draw together and join up the many red squirrel initiatives representing a UK wide network that delivered a unique programme of red squirrel conservation and knowledge sharing across the country.
Sadly, RSU came to a close in March 2020 but its legacy lives on. An independent evaluation found that RSU generated £11.5 million of benefits for red squirrel conservation based on social, ecological and environmental factors.
If you would like to learn more about the ongoing work to conserve red squirrels in RSU project areas please visit www.rsne.org.uk, https://www.lancswt.org.uk/our-work/projects/red-squirrel-conservation, http://www.redsquirrels.info/ and https://www.ulsterwildlife.org/red-squirrels
Please do also visit the News and blogs page where you can find the many videos and other resources produced by the project.
There are less than 140,000 native red squirrels left in the UK
Red Squirrels United:
Supported local communities carrying out red squirrel conservation
Monitored populations to prevent the further spread of invasive grey squirrels
Underpined conservation work with the latest scientific research
Shared knowledge and best practice on invasive species management