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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