Squirrel Watch

The JSPCA Animals’ Shelter in association with the States of Jersey Department of the Environment has be involved in a longer term study researching into the prevalence of disease in Jersey’s red squirrel population. The aim of the programme will be to  ultimately improve the care, welfare and conservation of Jersey’s red squirrel population. You can find more information about the programme here;!red-squirrel-programme/c1r38


We are asking Islanders to report all, sightings of red squirrel to the Jersey Biodiversity Centre and in particular please report any casualties or dead squirrels to the JSPCA reception. This is so bodies of squirrels can be collected and post mortem examinations can be performed. It is important to have bodies that have not been frozen.


Everyone one should take care when driving, especially on the country roads and green lanes to avoid killing squirrels. Many members of the public now provide food for squirrels, so if you are feeding them it is important to take care so they are not at risk from road traffic, cats and dogs.

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