Red Squirrels Trust Wales and partners have been working with a number of UK laboratories to screen the island squirrel population for various potentially pathogenic infections. Tests have revealed that neither LCMV or hantavirus are present but the adenovirus is widespread. Adenovirus can lead to fatal illness in some animals and this fact reinforces the need for all wooden squirrel feeders and bird tables to washed regularly with an antiviral wash. In the autumn of 2017 we discovered an outbreak of the lethal squirrel pox virus in Gwynedd and careful monitoring has so far found that the infe... read the full story
The RSTW Winter 2017/18 newsletter is available to download:
Newsletter winter 2017 edited ready to publish (welsh)
Newsletter winter 2017 edited ready to publish read the full story
RSTW would like to extend a huge thanks to Dr Raj Jones, who announced her retirement from her role as Ambassador for RSTW on 30th September 2017, following many years of hard work for Anglesey and Gwynedd's Red Squirrels. Dr Jones has been a vital part of the project for nearly 20 years, and was recently made an Honorary Fellow of University College Wales here at Bangor, mainly for that work.
We wish Dr Jones well in her future endeavours.
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