The Feasibility of Translocating Red Squirrels into Coigach Assynt

January 20th 2015

The following Report and Summary are reproduced with the kind permission of Robin Patten.

The study was a preliminary assessment of the feasibility of translocating red squirrels Sciurus vulgaris into Coigach-Assynt, done in collaboration with Coigach-Assynt Living Landscape (CALL) as part of a University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Centre of Mountain Studies module. The study was a short-term project and a more thorough analysis of both social and ecological feasibility would be required for a translocation permit from Scottish Natural Heritage.

Summary – The Feasibility of Translocating Red Squirrels into Coigach-Assynt as part of the CALL Partnership – Robin Patten 2014 [PDF 141kB]

The Feasibility of Translocating Red Squirrels into Coigach-Assynt as part of the CALL Partnership – Robin Patten 2014 [PDF 832kB]

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Goosander

single female on River Inver opposite Little Assynt Tree Nursery (DAH) (11/12)

Dipper

four birds on River Inver opposite Little Assynt Tree Nursery (DAH). One bird could be seen, and heard, singing. (11/12)

Otter

two animals on the shore beside Church of Scotland, Lochinver (Gwen Richards) (11/12)

Whooper Swan

three birds feeding, Loch an Aigeil (DAH). Photo Gallery - Birds (10/12)

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single bird on Oldany River (DAH) (10/12)

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6+ birds in trees, Glenleraig (Ian Evans) (09/12)

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single bird hunting through trees, Glenleraig (Ian Evans) (09/12)

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single 1st-winter bird Balchladich Bay (DAH) (09/12)

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