Caldey Red Squirrels

I did an interview with Jemima Childs last week for her university project. Jemima is the daughter of Ben who manages Caldey Island. Great news to hear that our Red Squirrel colony that we started two years ago has now reached about 30 individuals. Some of them are getting tame enough for visitors to see and can thus perform a role as ambassadors for the species and the issues involved in their conservation. Thanks to David Mills at the British Wildlife Centre for supplying the founder stock and to Simon Hart MP for facilitating the project.
Since we have cleared Caldey of rats the seabird colonies are thriving and even spreading up into the fields above the cliffs. A few puffins are now using the island and we hope they will start a nucleus of nesting birds soon.

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