Red squirrels successfully reintroduced to Scottish Highlands

New population naturally expanded since reintroduction to north-west Scotland in 2016

Red squirrels, a species previously lost from their native woodlands, have been successfully returned to the Highlands, early results of a reintroduction project show.

The new population has naturally expanded since they were reintroduced to north-west Scotland last year. The species had disappeared due to the reduction of forests to just isolated remnants, as well as disease and competition from the introduced non-native grey squirrel.

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