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 Watch recordings of previous online events via our YouTube channel.

Upcoming Events…

21 January ~ 11:00-12:00 ~ Making sense of Red Squirrel Sightings and Grey Management information

Join Red Squirrels Northern England for a talk to demonstrate the powerful software of ArcGIS Online (see image below), the world’s leading mapping and location and analytics platform. The power of ArcGIS Online’s spatial analysis and predictive modelling will help us to identify spatial patterns and make informed decision. Includes Q&A session. Register for the event via Eventbrite.

Note: data is dependent on available data.

Credit: Northern Red Squirrel Groups & RSNE 2022

21 January ~ 12:00-14:00 ~ Red Squirrel Appreciation Day Twitterstorm

Join us for the third annual Twitterstorm from 12:00 to 14:00 on Red Squirrel Appreciation Day, 21 January 2022. Tweet, like and share lots of your own and other posts during this time using the hashtag #RedSquirrelAppreciationDay

The more posts we can get out there the more likely we are to get this hashtag trending on Twitter and ensure more people become aware of the day and our precious red squirrels. Do use the image below to help promote the Twitterstorm. Thanks for your support.

If you have any events, activities or communications taking place that day and want the UK Squirrel Accord to help promote them then email details and web links to We can add them to our website and social media to share information.

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

19 May ~ 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. Please click on this link to register via Zoom:

23 May ~ Invasive Species Week

01 – 07 June ~ Volunteers’ Week

05 June ~ World Environment Day

06 – 12 June ~ Garden Wildlife Week

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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