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Wildlife
Releasing grey squirrels into the wild
  1. Maureen Hutchison
  1. Woodpeckers, 3 Redacre, Redhill, Bristol BS40 5SJ
  1. email: Catvet72{at}gmail.com

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The Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019 created a bombshell when it was sent to wildlife rescue centres by Defra a few weeks ago. Out of the blue, they were told that their licences to release grey squirrels would not be renewed after 28 March 2019.

Other species are also included in this order but grey squirrels are by far the most frequently treated and released and therefore attention has been focused on them. The reasons given for this Order are that grey squirrels …

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