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Title of the project

Green Shoots in North Wales Red Squirrel Project


Control the population of grey squirrels allowing the increase of red squirrels

Education and training of red squirrel conservation and practical demonstrations on how to trap and dispatch grey squirrels.
Calls for the lethal control of grey squirrels.

The project was run by BASC and aimed at encouraging hunters to control the grey squirrel population


Country United Kingdom
Level Regional
Site Anglesey, Gwynedd, the Cynwyd/Corwen area and Clocaenog forest.
Region North Wales

Habitat Types



Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Protected species, Invasive Alien species
Species Type Mammals
Name(s) of main species Sciurus vulgaris - red squirrel,Sciurus carolinensis - eastern grey squirrel

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public)


Leading partners BASC (https://basc.org.uk/)
Other partners Red Squirrels Trust WalesMammals in a sustainable Environment Project (http://www.vwt.org.uk/projects/mammals-in-a-sustainable-environment-mise/)North Wales Wildlife Trust (http://www.northwaleswildlifetrust.org.uk/)