Grey Squirrel Update

Grey Squirrel Update

Grey squirrel c. Terry Whittaker/2020VISION

At Cheshire Wildlife Trust we feel it is important to clarify our position on the control of grey squirrels in Cheshire. As you may be aware, there is a campaign to protect the remaining red squirrel populations. This action has attracted national media attention, however Cheshire Wildlife Trust is not, and has never been involved in the population control of grey squirrels.

Some Wildlife Trusts where there are populations of both red and grey squirrels are carrying out grey squirrel control as part of a carefully planned conservation programme where culling is used as a last resort.

Cheshire Wildlife Trust is a member of The Wildlife Trusts’ movement, but is an independently constituted charity. We work on projects which most benefit wildlife in Cheshire including regenerating heritage meadows, supporting the re-introduction of the white-faced darter dragonfly, and our many other projects to take action for wildlife and encourage communities to connect with your natural areas.

We make these decisions based on what is appropriate to the species that are under threat in our region. If you would like to know more about Cheshire Wildlife Trust, our strategy, and the work we do, please continue to look around the website. Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like more information.