Reports

ESI commissioned a questionnaire sampling a cross section of the population to assess the awareness of the threat posed by grey squirrels.

Report Summary

Questionnaire details

The Grey Squirrel – Ecology & Management of an Invasive Species in Europe  By Craig M. Shuttleworth

This volume presents a comprehensive and unique collection of peer-reviewed papers by scientists, experts and managers on critical aspects of grey squirrel biology, their parasites, diseases and management.

The Grey Squirrel Management Handbook  By Charles Dutton

A comprehensive handbook for the control of grey squirrel and the various methods which are available.

Shared Experience of Red Squirrel Conservation Practice Dr Craig Shuttleworth has produced this free e-book click here to download a copy.

Report Summary – Landscape scale impacts of culling upon a European grey squirrel population: can trapping reduce population size and decrease the threat of squirrel pox – a preliminary report.
Schuchert, Shuttleworth, McInnes, Everest & Rushton (2012)

Grey Squirrel trapping advice leaflet
An advice leaflet giving up to date advice on trapping grey squirrels published the European Squirrel Initiative.
The document contains advice on various control methods, including trapping and poisoning also highlights the status of both red and grey squirrels under the law.
A PDF version of the advice leaflet can be downloaded here, alternatively contact ESI to have for a printed version.

Guide to Controlling Grey Squirrels – Produced by the ESI
A new comprehensive guide, providing advice to gamekeepers, trappers, foresters and others interested in controlling grey squirrels has been produced by the European Squirrel Initiative (ESI). This guide provides information on trapping methods, types of traps, poisoning, despatch and disposal.
You can download a free copy or contact us and we will arrange to send you a printed copy (a £5.00 fee applies for printing, postage and packaging).

THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF NATIVE RED AND AMERICAN GREY SQUIRRELS ON ENGLISH DECIDUOUS WOODLAND
Comparison table

SCOTTISH NATURAL HERITAGE: THE RED SQUIRREL ACTION PLAN – NOVEMBER 2015
Click here to view the Plan on the Scottish Natural Heritage website.

PREDICTION OF THE GREY SQUIRREL SPREAD FROM ITALY INTO ADJACENT COUNTRIES
Report written by Sandro Bertolino, Peter Lurz and Stephen Rushton
Summary
Full report (download page) If you would like a hard copy of the full report please contact the European Squirrel Initiative, 26 Rural Innovation Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG.

THE RED SQUIRREL
Redressing The Wrong – by Charles Dutton
To purchase a copy please send your name and address with a cheque for £20 made payable to ‘European Squirrel Initiative’, to: 26 Rural Innovation Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG.

THE GREY SQUIRREL REVIEW
Profile of an invasive alien species
by Louise Huxley
Introduction
Download it in full, or by chapters

IMPACT OF GREY SQUIRRELS ON WOODLAND BIRDS
British Trust for Ornithology
Research report No 328 published June 2003
Confirms that grey squirrels take eggs and young from woodland nests.
If you would like to obtain a copy, please email us at:mail@europeansquirrelinitiative.org

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE SUSTAINABILITY OF THE WOODLAND HABITAT ON MULL FOR THE RED SQUIRREL
Dr Craig Shuttleworth
Report commissioned by the European Squirrel Initiative
If you would like to obtain a copy, please email us at:mail@europeansquirrelinitiative.org

HOW GREY SQUIRRELS REPLACE REDS
Diagram of the Displacement Process