Squirrel Contraceptive


These are the latest updates from the Red Squirrel Survival Trust, which is coordinating fundraising for the programme of grey squirrel fertility research on behalf of the UK Squirrel Accord.

Giovanna Massei describes a five-year project focussed on developing and delivering oral contraceptives for grey squirrels,offering an alternative or complementary tool to lethal methods. In the Quarterly Journal of Forestry, July 2018   

The results and findings from Year 1 are shown in the following paper :-



A paper of the frequently asked questions about grey squirrel control 

in general and contraception in particular can be found here :-