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Title of the project

Green Shoots in North Wales Red Squirrel Project

Description

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

Location

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

Habitat Types

Forest/Woodland

Species

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)

Partners

Leading partners BASC (https://basc.org.uk/)
Other partners Red Squirrels Trust Wales
Mammals 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/)

Weblinks

http://basc.org.uk/conservation/green-shoots/green-shoots-in-north-wales/