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The Red Squirrel Group

To protect and help maintain the population of red squirrels in the Ring of Gullion and Cooley area.

Red Squirrel Group

Supplementary feeding

Unfortunately supplementary feeding on its own is not enough to save the red squirrel. A targeted grey squirrel control programme is essential to ensure the red squirrel population survives. In the Ring of Gullion the group will humanely cull the grey squirrels in accordance with Industry Best Practice and Forestry Commission Guidelines. Grey squirrels are known to significantly damage trees by stripping bark off the trunk so Forest Service have an interest in controlling these pests too as this can have significant impact on the profitability of commercial broadleaf timber production.Red squirrel feeding

Lottery Funded
NIEA DoE N&M DC Biodiversity

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Ring of Gullion AONB
Crossmaglen Community Centre,
O’Fiaich Square,
BT35 9AA.

Tel: +44 (0)330 137 4898


Visitor Servicing and Attractions: 0330 137 4046

for any visitor servicing questions.

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