Cross-border Squirrel Symposium at Kelso on the 13th September 2016

Organised by the UK Squirrel Accord and hosted by their Graces the Dukes of Buccleuch and Northumberland and Lord Joicey from Ford and Etal Estates we had a symposium in Kelso with some top class speakers and presentations - Some of the downloadable presentations are listed below. A few photos - The Duke of Buccleuch, Lord Joicey, the Earl of Kinnoull, Pete Robertson Newcastle University, the APHA team

Duke of Bucleuch, Lord Joicey, Pete Roberston APHA/Newcastle University
The Earl of Kinnoull and Pete Robertson

Lord Joicey's opening presentation

Julie Lane and Matt Gomm (National Wildlife Management Centre) presented on traps

Giovanna Massei and Dave Cowan (National Wildlife Management Centre, Animal and Plant Health Agency) presented on fertility control in grey squirrel control. The text of their talk

Red Squirrel North England presentation

Alexa Seagrave (Red Squirrel Project Officer, South Scotland) presented on history and strategy of saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

Colin McInnes (Moredun Research Institute) presented on squirrelpox,what we know and can do about it

A summary of the talks and points to take forward by Adrian Vass (UK Squirrel Accord)

 

The Grey Menace

A BASC article on grey squirrel damage and control in the New Forest

 

Biodiversity Debate in the Lords 2015-07-16

Lord Kinnoull asking about contraception for grey squirrels, the use of warfarin for controlling grey squirrels and some way of managing the cost of acquiring a licence for manufacturers of new traps (debate in Hansard)

 

The UK Squirrel Accord Newsletter  - Summer issue released