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Old Sunday 29th August 2004, 12:29   #1
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I read on a website that unless something is done, our precious Red squirrels will vanish from the British Isles by 2010! That's 6 years!
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Old Sunday 29th August 2004, 14:59   #2
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I read on a website that unless something is done, our precious Red squirrels will vanish from the British Isles by 2010! That's 6 years!
Dont be to down hearted, the red's at formby point in lancashire are more than holding their own at the moment. If we believed all we read most of our wildlife would be long gone, nature still try's to balance things out even with the interference of man she is still doing a grand job. It's just that some speices have good and bad years, and the press make the most of the bad ones and leave the good one's out, they don't sell as well!!!
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Old Sunday 29th August 2004, 15:24   #3
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Some very good points there Bert. Thanks.
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Old Sunday 29th August 2004, 19:25   #4
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I read on a website that unless something is done, our precious Red squirrels will vanish from the British Isles by 2010! That's 6 years!
Don't believe everything you read on websites! They are increasing slowly but surely on Anglesey, as a result of a project involving the culling of Grey Squirrels.
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Old Sunday 29th August 2004, 22:41   #6
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sounds rather over the top to me tp

regarding nature balancing man's effect - if you lose habitat you will lose population - nature doesn't have the ability to balance this out. While some of the stories may strike folk as over reactions as things never seem to actually go extinct, certainly on a global scale hundreds of bird species have declined to extremely low population levels. These very small numbers are often then protected in some form or other so never actually disappear. But a world full of severely endangered species in islands of half decent habitat in a sea of degraded habitat is depressing. 'Nature' will certainly be unable to ameliorate the effects of climate change and its ensuing problems. The IUCN Red Data Books get bigger every edition
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Old Thursday 4th February 2010, 11:21   #8
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It's now 2010. Which begs the question: Have they survived? Please, please, say "Yes!".
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It's now 2010. Which begs the question: Have they survived? Please, please, say "Yes!".
Yes but only just and maybe not for too much longer.
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