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Title of the project

Green Shoots in Northern Ireland red squirrel protection project


to identify the location of red squirrel populations and encourage their growth.

Calls for hunters to report the location of red or grey squirrels (live or dead).
Calls for hunters to report the location of grey squirrel controls.

the British Association of Shooting and Conservation organised the program and communicated with hunters to establish the location of red/grey squirrels


Country United Kingdom
Level Regional
Region Northern Ireland

Habitat Types


Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, Emerald Network, Ramsar, Regional protected area, National protected area, Areas with voluntary or mandatory hunting ban, Hunting reserve, No protection status


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

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data)


Leading partners BASC (https://basc.org.uk/)
Other partners Northern Ireland Environment Agency (https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/)