Save squirrels

Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

-- in a unanimous move, the House of Commons has sought protection for the endangered red squirrel, the second-fastest declining mammal in the uk. The red squirrel is the native of the country and was a common sight in British woods. But the American grey squirrel has encroached upon its habitat, threatening its very existence.

The House discussed a strategy to ensure that the red squirrel does not become extinct. This entailed marking the area where red squirrels live and making efforts to stop the grey squirrels from advancing. There is danger of the grey squirrels making inroads into Northumberland. The country's forestry commission is also considering alternatives to Warfarin poisoning used to trap red squirrels.

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