Demand that Loch Ness red squirrels are saved from destruction.

Red squirrels are endangered in the United Kingdom and are a protected animal. Their forest habitat must be protected or they will not survive.

The Scottish Forestry Commission have brought forward their plans for more clear felling in Invermoriston by 20 years, and we are asking that they leave a forest corridor for the red squirrels so that they don't die.

The Scottish Forestry Commission are responsible for planting maintaining and harvesting trees. The trees are mainly used for paper making and fuel products. They have already felled three large areas around the village and have not yet replanted any trees. They propose to continue the clear felling which will leave the populations of red squirrels and pine martins no suitable habitat here. They claim to be partners in protecting and reintroducing the red squirrel — so they should not be able to destroy squirrels' habitat without making some provision for them.

I would like the Scottish Forestry Commission to alter their plans and leave some areas of mature trees — wildlife corridors — so that the resident animals can survive.

The Loch Ness area is heavily reliant on tourism and visitors come here from all over the world to enjoy the landscapes and the wonderful wildlife that can be enjoyed in the area. We must not lose our wildlife.

Please sign the petition to tell the Scottish Government to stop the Scottish Forestry Commission from destroying squirrel habitat! Help us stop their awful plan!
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