UK Squirrel Accord new website and photography competition launch

Logo: UK Squirrel Accord

UK Squirrel Accord (UKSA) is a partnership of 37 leading conservation and forestry organisations, Government agencies and companies, with links to voluntary red squirrel conservation groups. Our aims are to work collaboratively to secure and expand red squirrel populations, and protect tree health, by managing negative impacts from invasive grey squirrels.

A key area of our work is fundraising for and funding the grey squirrel fertility control research. Through this we aim to develop a non-lethal control method for managing grey squirrel numbers. We are coming to the end of the second of the five-year project and still need to raise £250,000 to complete the work. Progress is going well and we will publish an update soon.

In the meantime, UKSA is pleased to launch our new website to share knowledge and best practice, achievements and issues, and policy and viewpoints from the different voices involved with the partnership – signatories and stakeholders. To celebrate we are running a photography competition.

Photography competition

We are creating a collection of royalty-free images for media use and welcome any that you might like to share, including red and grey squirrels, tree damage, volunteer activities, land managers in action, woodland settings and more. If used, the photographer or organisation must be credited for their work.

Any images submitted before midnight on 04 October will be entered into our photography competition for a chance to win prizes. Winners will be announced the following week. Please only enter photographs you are happy to see added to our image gallery – thank you. Send your images via email or WeTransfer to

Website new features

Along with updated information on red squirrel conservation and grey squirrel management, tree damage through bark stripping, the fertility control research, ecology and news, we also have a few new sections we hope you find useful. Content will continue to evolve over time and we welcome suggestions.

Blog: it is important to have fresh content to share and discuss, so blogs are a perfect way to achieve this. Our blog will help give signatories and stakeholders a voice to share their experiences, expertise and views relevant to the aims of UKSA.

Image gallery: a collection of royalty-free images for media use that must be credited, do feel free to submit images for use.

Resources library: a compilation of useful documents from UKSA and others, linking to external partner websites. This will continue to grow, so if you have any suggestions of useful resources to add and promote do get in touch.

Donate: if you can help us reach our fundraising target to complete the fertility control research you can now donate online.

To keep up-to-date with news, do follow the social media feeds on our homepage and our news section. If you would like to contribute any images or see any resources added to the library, are interested in writing a blog, getting involved with fundraising for the fertility control research, receiving our newsletter or being added to our email interest group please contact us at:

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