Support red squirrels in the Lake District
The rare and much-loved native red squirrel still survives in the Lake District, but they are under constant threat and need your help to survive
How the appeal adds up
- Surveys in 2017 found red squirrels in 55% of Cumbria's woodlands
- ... and grey squirrels in 41% of Cumbrian woodlands
- More than 99% of reds that catch the pox virus will die
- We need your help to raise £30,000 a year to protect red squirrels
Donate to Support red squirrels in the Lake District
Red squirrel appeal
" Visitors love to see rare red squirrels here. But support is vital to help fund their continued protection in our woodlands."
Why give to the National Trust?
As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the outdoor spaces in our care. Not only do our supporters help to conserve beautiful landscapes and protect precious plants and wildlife. But they also ensure that future generations have places they can find freedom from everyday life, reconnect with the natural world and make memories to treasure. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For ever, for everyone.