We are keen to know of members who are actively trapping and culling grey squirrels and the areas where grey squirrel control is taking place. If you are willing to get involved in a co-ordinated trapping and culling program or you wish to find out more about this project, please contact Jonathan Orr on 028 9260 5050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BASC members can help this project by reporting sightings of red & grey squirrels, (live or dead) from anywhere in Northern Ireland, to the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. The information received from members will help build a picture of where reds & greys exist and should also highlight areas where greys are having a detrimental impact on the red squirrel population. Sightings of squirrels should be reported via the website http://www2.habitas.org.uk/squirrels/or by telephone on 028 9056 9551 When you are reporting a squirrel sighting, please do tell NIEA that you are a BASC member, further highlighting the value of working with the shooting community.
NIEA have a supply of grey squirrel traps which can be loaned to BASC members, where they can be used. For further information contact Andrew or you can e-mail NIEA directly on email@example.com. Again, remember to tell NIEA that you are a BASC member.
For more information on Red Squirrel Action Groups in Northern Ireland please visit the Northern Ireland Squirrel Forum website.
If you would like further information on protecting the red squirrel please contact Jonathan Orr on firstname.lastname@example.org or 028 9260 5050.