Events


A calendar of red squirrel conservation or tree health related events from the UK Squirrel Accord and various partners and stakeholders. Add your event to this page by emailing info@squirrelaccord.uk. Watch recordings of previous online events via our YouTube channel.



Upcoming & awareness events…



21 January ~ Red Squirrel Appreciation Day



11 February ~ International Women and Girls in Science Day



21 March ~ International Day of Forests



22 April ~ International Mother Earth Day



09 May ~ Plant Health Week


16-22 May ~ Invasive Species Week



01 – 07 June ~ Volunteers’ Week


05 June ~ World Environment Day


06 – 12 June ~ Garden Wildlife Week



13 July ~ 10:00-12:00 ~ UKSA grey squirrel fertility control research update webinar

Research into a grey squirrel oral contraceptive and species specific feeding hopper, funded by the UK Squirrel Accord and supporters, is now in the fourth of the five-year project. Join us and the expert Animal and Plant Health Agency team carrying out the research at this online webinar to find out about achievements during our third year and work taking place this year. With a Q&A after the presentations.


There will be an opportunity for attendees to pose questions during registration and the live event that we will aim to answer. Click on the link to register via Zoom and share with others: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KMCYY2VKS-uoI8MSD_nybg




28 August ~ World Nature Conservation Day



19 – 25 September ~ Red Squirrel Awareness Week



October ~ Squirrel Awareness Month


03 October ~ World Habitat Day


04 October ~ World Animal Day


24 – 30 October ~ National Mammal Week



26 November – 04 December ~ National Tree Week



26 November – 04 December ~ National Tree Week


01 December ~ Tree Dressing Day




Past events - catch up on recordings of and/or information from previous events


Red Squirrel Conservation UK Update 2021 - September 2021

Watch the video of UK Squirrel Accord’s red squirrel conservation update webinar for Red Squirrel Awareness Week 2021. Catch up on the UK-wide situation from leading professionals working to protect and enhance red squirrel populations in Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales. Hear from Dr Mel Tonkin of Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels, Katy Bell of Ulster Wildlife, Stephen Trotter of Cumbria Wildlife Trust and Dr Craig Shuttleworth of Red Squirrels Trust Wales.


Woodland invasives: grey squirrels webinar - May 2021

Watch a recording of our webinar for Invasive Species Week 2021. Conservation professionals Kay Haw, UK Squirrel Accord, Heinz Traut, Red Squirrels Northern England, and Bridget Johnson, Knowsley Safari, offer an overview of woodland invasives with a focus on the issues grey squirrels pose to broadleaf tree health and endangered red squirrels in the UK, and the importance of managing negative impacts.


UKSA fertility control research update - March 2021

An online event to mark the mid-point of our grey squirrel fertility control research project. Hear updates on progress from the expert Animal and Plant Health Agency team - Dr Giovanna Massei, Rebecca Pinkham, Sarah Beatham and Simon Crofts - conducting this research being funded by the UK Squirrel Accord and supporters. Watch a video of the presentations and Q&A session.


National Tree Week webinar - December 2020

Launch of our grey squirrel tree damage short film. Alongside talks from Fera Science Ltd’s Dr Charles Lane, on tree pests and pathogens and the potential for grey squirrel bark stripping to exacerbate these tree health issues, and the Animal and Plant Health Agency’s Dr Giovanna Massei, discussing human-wildlife conflicts and grey squirrel fertility control research. Watch a video of the webinar.


Grey squirrel damage webinar - September 2020

Leading woodland professionals - Graham Taylor, Daniel Small and David Bliss - discuss the impacts and challenges created by grey squirrel bark stripping, and work to protect trees from this damage in a webinar to mark National Plant Health Week 2020. It includes an introductory message from Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs). Watch a video of the webinar.


Red Squirrel Conservation Update webinar - September 2020

Leading experts from around the UK - Stephen Trotter, Craig Shuttleworth, Katy Bell, Michael Stinson and Mel Tonkin - provide updates on red squirrel conservation work from the four countries and answer key questions from attendees in a webinar to celebrate Red Squirrel Awareness Week 2020. It includes an introductory message from Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs). Watch a video of the webinar.


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