Why Nothing Matters in Squirrel Management

The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
Organiser: events@linnean.org
+44 (0)20 7434 4479 EXT 211

LUNCHTIME LECTURE 12:30–13:00 Wednesday 6 December 2017

Image by jLasWilson via Pixabay

Blood sampling during the eradication of grey squirrels from the island of Anglesey revealed a progressive decline in rates of squirrelpox virus infection presence within the residual populations. This virus is invariably pathogenic to native red squirrels and is currently perhaps the most significant factor in replacement by greys. Successful red squirrel population restoration across the 720km2 area led to natural colonisation of adjacent mainland forests where grey squirrels are abundant. 

Dr Craig Shuttleworth has been involved in the conservation of the native red squirrels for twenty years. He is the Scientific Advisor to the Red Squirrel Survival Trust and the European Squirrel Initiative. 

  • This event is free and open to all.
  • Registration is essential. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Doors will open at 12:15.
  • Tea will be served in the Library following the event.

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