Can We Save The Red?| 44mins
Director: Richard Brock | Producer: Richard Brock
Focus Years: 2013 | Country: United Kingdom
We are very fond of our native red squirrel, part of our culture, part of our countryside. But how long will they be with us? Much is working against them, including the introduced tougher non-native grey squirrel, which carries a disease that kills reds but not the greys themselves. And there’s traffic, cats, lack of suitable woodland. On the other hand, there is much working for them: dedicated volunteers, biologists, in fact many organized groups all over the country trying hard to keep the red squirrel and reduce the greys, so unfortunately introduced from North America in 1876. There are signs of success in the fight to save the reds, but it is a controversial subject that raises issues about our countryside and our attitudes to wildlife. The question for the red squirrel is: can we help it make a comeback? If so, how? This unique film travels the length of Britain over one year to assess progress and consider the future.
Can We Save The Red? | 44mins
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