Drive to boost red squirrel numbers in Denbighshire

Drive to boost red squirrel numbers in Denbighshire
 

A group of red squirrels has been released into the wild in a bid to boost their dwindling population.
There are currently fewer than 50 red squirrels in Clocaenog Forest in Ruthin, Denbighshire.
Officials hope seven new animals, released into the forest as part of a breeding programme, will help to boost numbers.
The woodland area, which had 400 red squirrels in 1998, has had a steady decline in the rodent's population.
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) conservation manager Rhys Jenkins said: "Red squirrels are an important part of our environment, heritage and culture. We have a duty to... read more

 
9 March 2018 in Regional, Views: 58
Source: BBC
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