Archive for November, 2009

Northern Ireland Squirrel Forum – 24 November 2009

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) is hosting the Northern Ireland Squirrel Forum on the 24 November 2009. The forum has been inactive for several years but there is renewed enthusiasm to conserve the red squirrel in Ireland.  For further details, please go to:

Genetic and ecological determinants of the expansion of grey squirrel populations across Europe

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Anna Lisa Signorile, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, SL5 7PY, UK  or  Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, London, NW1 4RY The American Grey Squirrel is an alien invasive species that has been released many times in several areas across the world for recreational purposes. In Britain, following multiple introductions from the USA and [...]

Red squirrel habitat mapping using remote sensing

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Silvia Flaherty, Institute of Geography, University of Edinburgh, Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9XP. Tel. 0131 650 9172 The red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), the only squirrel species native to the UK, is now considered endangered, is listed in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan and is also under legal protection. The future of red squirrel conservation will [...]