Without action the red squirrel will be extinct in England within 10 years.
Red squirrels still exist in Northumberland National Park, but in much lower numbers than a decade ago. It is now rare to see them in areas they used to live in abundance. Once at an all-time high population of 3.5 million individuals, they have now declined to less than 140,000, with the majority residing in Scotland. The Red Squirrel Survival Trust is a national charity established to ensure the conservation and protection of Red Squirrel in the UK. They focus work in areas where reds are seriously endangered, including Northumberland, which holds some of the last remaining red squirrels.
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