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Red Squirrels Face Squirrel Pox Outbreak In Tollymore Forest Park

Squirrel pox, a disease fatal to red squirrels, has been confirmed in Tollymore Forest Park. It has been five years since the first recorded death due to the squirrel pox virus in Northern Ireland in 2011. The decline of red squirrels in the UK and Ireland is blamed primarily on…

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Grey Squirrels Need To Be Controlled Says Shannon

Strangford MP Jim Shannon has called for local farmers to join together with the Ulster Farmers Union and BASC to control the scourge of Grey Squirrels in Northern Ireland. He said: “The grey squirrels directly impact upon the indigenous Red Squirrel and carry a pox that transfer from Grey to…

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