Nearly 50 thousand pounds has been awarded to a group which helps protect Cumbria's red squirrels.
The Heritage Lottery Fund has made the award which will help conserve and strengethen squirrel numbers in the Grizedale area.
The Westmorland Red Squirrel Society says the cash will be used to fund a two year project.
Red squirrels are our only native squirrel but have been displaced from most of England by
the introduced American grey.
Cumbria is one of the last strongholds for the animal.
Jackie Foott, the Project Coordinator, said: "We are delighted to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project protecting our iconic red squirrel which is such an important part of Cumbrian heritage."
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