Red squirrel numbers boosted by predator

Red squirrel numbers boosted by predator
 

The pine marten has emerged as an unlikely ally for the beleaguered native red squirrel in its battle with the grey squirrel.
This is according to scientists at the University of Aberdeen, who carried out an in-depth forensic study of the relationship between the three species.
The pine marten is a predator of the reds, but in areas where it thrives, the number of grey squirrels reduces.
The findings are published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
The journal study suggests that the pine martens reverse the "typical relationship" between red and grey squirrels, where the red... read more

 
7 March 2018 in Regional, Views: 50
Source: BBC
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