Northern Ireland Squirrel Forum


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

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

Northern Ireland currently has eight Red Squirrel volunteer Groups who work with the statutory agencies and land owners to secure the future of the red squirrel

You can record sightings of red and grey squirrels in Northern Ireland online on the Centre for Environmental Data and Recording (CEDaR) website. 

You can also record sightings of pine marten in Northern Ireland.

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Related to Northern Ireland Squirrel Forum

Access to information

How to request information from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs including Freedom of Information (FOI), Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) and the use of our Publication Scheme.

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