Population of the red squirrel is something that needs a boost and this has been realized by a conservation group and people are being urged to protect red squirrels.
A study will be carried out in which hair of the red squirrels will be collected for analysis by about 100 volunteers after visiting 270 woodlands from the Yorkshire Dales to Northumberland over the next two months.
A virus carrying greys is threatening these squirrels and how far have the efforts gone into conserving the native squirrels have been successful will be analysed by the data that will be used.
To count red squirrels that are under threat, woods in the north of England will be visited by over 100 volunteers.
Places where the ‘Red Army’ will visit for collecting squirrel hair are Northumberland, Cumbria, Lancashire, Durham and North Yorkshire.
They will make every possible effort to make sure that enough material has been collected to aid the study that is to take place.
Every attempt will be made to figure out the success of the conservation schemes and it will be seen by the Northumberland Wildlife Trust.