Disappearing red squirrels by Kevin Morgans
Wildlife photographer Kevin Morgans took these wonderful images of red squirrels in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, and in the Yorkshire Dales in England. There are now only a few refuges left in the UK for these treasured animals, as the larger grey squirrels, a species first introduced by the Victorians, are driving them to extinction.
Grey squirrel populations continue to grow throughout the north of England and Scotland, out-competing the reds and spreading the squirrelpox virus, which kills only the red squirrels. Without intervention, it is thought that the species could be extinct within 35 years.