What is the Northern Ireland Squirrel Forum (NISF)?

The Northern Ireland Squirrel Forum (NISF) was established to bring together statutory and non-statutory organisations as well as representatives of country parks, private landowners and local volunteer organizations dedicated to protecting the red squirrel in Northern Ireland.

NISF logo Forum membership

The NISF provides an opportunity for the members of the group to feedback details of news, exchange ideas, new research findings, best practice on how to help conserve red and control grey squirrels.  The NISF was a key driving force for Northern Ireland’s involvement in the Red Squirrels United project.

The NISF is chaired by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and has representation from:

The Red Squirrel Conservation Strategy for Northern Ireland

As part of the 2015-2020 Red Squirrels United project a Red Squirrel Conservation Strategy for Northern Ireland was delivered by Ulster Wildlife in collaboration with many forum partners.  It highlights the recent successes and the future challenges which lie ahead for red squirrels in Northern Ireland. 

The detailed strategy is available to download from the Ulster Wildlife website, here.

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