Skip to main content Text Only version of this page
BBC
Home
TV
Radio
Talk
Where I Live
A-Z Index
Games
Games
Chat
Chat
Vote
Vote
Win
Win
Quiz
Quiz
Club
Club
 Homepage
 UK
 World
 Sport
 Music
 TV/Film
 Animals
 Sci/Tech
 Weather
 Pictures
 Find Out
 The Team

Contact Us
Help
Teachers





  Snaps will help squirrels survive
Updated 13 September 2004, 11.39
Red squirrel
Squirrel-spotters in Scotland are being asked to help protect the creatures by snapping them on their mobile phones.

Scottish Borders Tourist Board wants people to e-mail in their pictures of red and grey squirrels, with details of when and where they were taken.

The scheme will help conservationists keep track of the UK's threatened red squirrels, which are now outnumbered 18 to one by their grey cousins.

The pictures should be e-mailed to: kleithead@scot_borders.co.uk

Grey squirrel
Grey squirrel

Scotland is home to around 75% of the UK's 160,000 red squirrels.

There is also a community of the creatures on Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour in Dorset, where a scheme has been set up to help protect them.

Research

Conservation groups have joined together to monitor and research the creatures to help prevent them from dying out.

Both schemes are part of National Red Squirrel Week, which started on Monday.

Watch/ListenBORDER=0
Hear story Hear story
BORDER=0

More InfoBORDER=0
ChatChat about animals
QuizTry the squirrel quiz
QuizEndangered animals quiz

BORDER=0

Past StoriesBORDER=0
'Bleak future' for red squirrels
Rope bridge helps save squirrels
Boost for Britain's red squirrels
Rare white squirrel has lucky escape

BORDER=0


 


E-mail this page to a friend



Full Animals Section
Also in Animals now:
Hope for new home for Swiss bears
Europe's birdlife 'under threat'
Proud pooch moves to White House
Press Pack report on Thames wildlife I'm looking for dolphins in the Thames
Stopping the live animal trade
Kivu the black rhino Newsround Extra: Saving the black rhino
Do you chat to your pet? Vote now! Who do you talk to when you feel sad?
A mole Quiz: how much do you know about moles?
Poacher patrol Poacher patrol: Can you save the animals?
Frogs See pix of some colourful frogs!
Animals Get wild and chat about animals!
© BBC Back to top^^
Homepage | UK | World | Sport | Music | TV/Film | Animals | Sci/Tech | Weather
Pictures | Find Out | The Team | Games | Chat | Vote | Win | Quiz | Club