Isle of Man – consults the public on whether to introduce red squirrels

The Manx Government is running a public consultation until 27 April 2016 on whether red squirrels should be released onto the island. Red squirrels have never been native to the island and if the decision to release is ‘yes’, then a licence under the Wildlife Act 1990 would be required.  Details can be found on the Official Isle of Man Government website. Views differ as to whether it would be a good idea or not – see BBC News 1, BBC News 2, Rosie Bowman Wildlife Article, IOM Today, The Countryside Restoration Trust.

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