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Since their introduction into Britain between 1876 and the 1920’s, grey squirrels have spread rapidly, gradually displacing the native red squirrel in most of England and Wales, and in central and south-east Scotland.
Grey squirrels are extremely destructive in woodlands, stripping bark from the main stem and branches of trees.
The overall aims of this research programme included:
Specific objectives included:
"Invasive species, threatening biodiversity in Europe"
IAS news video
Forestry Commission and other publications covering the management of grey squirrels. Some are available for downloading.
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