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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,
Crossmaglen,
BT35 9AA.

Tel: +44 (0)28 3086 1949
Slieve Gullion Forest Park: +44 (0)28 3031 3170
Email: info@ringofgullion.org

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