The presence of the non-native grey squirrel carries a significant economic and environmental impact in the UK. In this blog we hear from APHA ecologist Sarah Beatham, as she updates on the progress made in her work developing the delivery of contraceptives to grey squirrels.
In this blog Lucy Cornwell, from the APHA Non-Native Species secretariat, explains about the impact of non-native invasive plant species, the importance of gardening choices to avoid introducing them and actions to address any problem areas.
In this blog Yvonne Spencer, APHA Director of Science Transformation, explains how APHA and other organisations are involved in tackling invasive, non-native species through campaigns and volunteering action groups.
Marking this year’s Red Squirrel Appreciation Day, APHA’s Sarah Beatham describes her work, now entering its 4th year of research on developing an oral contraceptive for grey squirrels whilst protecting our native red squirrels and other mammals from eating it.
Using contraceptives to slow reproductive rates in exploding animal populations may offer an extra tool to manage human-wildlife conflicts. In this blog, we hear from senior ecologist, Giovanna Massei, as she outlines this global issue and humane, evidence-based and sustainable solutions.
In this blog Graham Smith, Lead Scientist for Wildlife, describes how APHA has been involved in developing new technology to help experts and the general public monitor mammal populations across Europe, and how you could get involved to build the database of wildlife records.
Organisations across the UK, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey are working together on a week of action to raise awareness of invasive non-native species, their impacts, and the simple things that everyone can do to help prevent their spread. Learn more about why this topic is so important and what you can do to help.
As coronavirus events unfolded in 2020, it became clear that it would be important to consider whether infection might also spread from people to wildlife. What would this mean for future control of the virus? Find out more in this interesting three-minute read.
Until 2020, we had not detected the presence of any mosquito-borne viruses in birds in Great Britain. Learn how this changed dramatically during this year’s warmer than average summer.
Continuing our One Health series and also marking World Wildlife Day, we hear from Flavie Vial, APHA’s Lead Scientist for Wildlife, as she highlights the great work her team are involved in to keep our wildlife flourishing whilst protecting against the spread of animal-human disease.