Trust Wales believes it is "highly likely" that unweaned red squirrels
were killed as a result of the clearance.
Experts at the Lancashire Wildlife Trust are urging anyone who sees a sick or dead red squirrel
to get in touch with them, after a number of grey squirrels were spotted at Formby in recent weeks.
In May, Transport Secretary Michael Matheson said that the Scottish Government had approved official road signs warning road users of the presence of red squirrels
for a number of locations across Scotland and would back similar applications at other locations considered appropriate.
Dr Stephanie Johnstone, a conservation officer with Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels
(SSRS), said that despite serious decline across many parts of the country, Dumfries and Galloway remains a stronghold for red squirrels
thanks to efforts to protect them.
Overall, red squirrels
were detected in 42% of the sites surveyed within six counties.
They are native to this country and we need red squirrels
"It's really hard to survey for red squirrels
in thick forestry, which is where they live, in and around the Tywi Forest," she explains.
"This will build on our current success and hopefully increase the expansion of our red squirrels
and allow them to return to areas where they have disappeared."
There are only a handful of refuges left for red squirrels
in the UK and the population in England is thought to be as low as 15,000.
It continues to be a home for red squirrels
. The population there appears stable despite being under constant pressure from greys in surrounding woodland.
MORE than half a million pounds is to be spent in Northern Ireland on saving the red squirrel
WITH their big bushy tails and cute little faces, everyone loves our woodlands friends the red squirrels
. Many a family day is happily spent visiting them, taking the chance to feed them and watching them scuttle away to hide the odd monkey nut or hold them in their tiny paws as they nibbles away at this welcome treasure.
EFFORTS to save endangered red squirrels
are set to receive a PS1.2 million boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
THE number of red squirrels
is increasing for the first time in more than a century.