Dark squirrels in Aberdeen are to be labeled and followed with an end goal to comprehend the creatures’ conduct in metropolitan regions.
Ten squirrels are to be gotten and fitted with VHF radio and GPS beacons in the examination drove by Inverness College UHI.
The squirrels will be observed from late March to July.
The examination has been depicted as the first of its sort and structures some portion of work to all the more likely secure red squirrels.
Reds are a local animal varieties and face rivalry for food and environment as well as could be expected openness to infection from non-local grays.
The new examination is being done as a team with the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels project.
The squirrels will be fitted with collars with following hardware fueled by lightweight batteries.
The venture said little was thought about how grays move around the city and what zones they liked, and the courses used to arrive at their #1 natural surroundings.
Public body Forestry and Land Scotland has given financing and the examination will be done under an exceptional permit from NatureScot, earlier Scottish Natural Heritage.
Dark squirrels were first acquainted with Aberdeen during the 1970s, as indicated by Saving Red Squirrels.
The bigger species took over red squirrel natural surroundings across the city and furthermore parts of Aberdeenshire, and surprisingly represented a danger to red populaces in the Highlands, a fortification for the local species.