Leaflets printed to show best sites to spot rare red squirrels

February 3, 2012 by  

Nature lovers in Scotland are set to get a helping hand when it comes to spotting rare wildlife thanks to a new leaflet.

The new publication is a joint effort on behalf of a number of preservation organisations that make up Red Squirrels of the Highlands. Red Squirrels of the Highlands is a conservation initiative that works to protect the red squirrel in Scotland and to encourage visitors to enjoy these rare creatures in their natural habitat.

The leaflet has been paid for by collaborative funds from the Forestry Commission Scotland, Cairngorms National Park and Scottish Natural Heritage. As people are more likely to see red squirrels when out walking, it makes sense for the publication to take a leaflet or flyer format that can be easily carried and referred to when walking in the highlands. Many organisations choose to produce similar forms of communication using local printing companies who offer services like flyer printing.

Aberdeen Press and Journal recently covered the story about the new leaflet, which features 12 spots that are known to be the best places to see the red squirrel in its natural habitat.

Last year, the BBC reported that the population of red squirrels in Scotland was on the increase, which is great news for nature lovers who had seen numbers of these furry friends drop significantly over recent years, largely due to conflicts with grey squirrels.

The new leaflet should help members of the public to appreciate red squirrels whilst they have the chance.