The National Wildlife Management Centre (NWMC), under the terms of a contract with the UK Squirrel Accord, is researching the development and delivery of an effective immunocontraceptive vaccine for grey squirrels.
Held on the 19th of October. After an introduction by Adrian Vass and a welcome by Charles Kinnoull there were three presentations in the morning:
Fertility Control in Grey Squirrel Control - What do the next 5 years look like? Presented by Giovanna Massei of the Animal and Plant Health Agency.
Traps… tried and tested presented by Julie Lane from the National Wildlife Management Centre
and Red Squirrel Conservation at Wallington presented by Glen Graham from the National Trust Wallington Hall
And then three in the afternoon:
Broadleaf Trees – a winning planting strategy presented by Andrew Woods from the Royal Forestry Society
The English Woodland’s Race for Survival presented by Dr Charles Lane of FERA
A question and answer session with the presenters and chaired by Charles Kinnoull closed the day.
The 2017-10-18 Forestry commission update
The 2017 UK Squirrel Accord annual general meeting
Among the presentations were ones from Dr Cathleen Thomas on Red Squirrels United, Julie Lane and Matt Gomm from the National Wildlife Management Centre on trapping, Mariella Marzano and Mike Dunn from the Northern Research Station on public attitudes towards squirrel management, and Giovanna Massei from the National Wildlife Management Centre on fertility control