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Introducing red squirrels could bring 'challenges'

Tue, 22 Mar 2016


Introducing red squirrels on the Isle of Man could bring 'challenges'.

That's the admission from the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture which is consulting on the plans to introduce the endangered species.

The animal is currently being bullied out of the UK by the grey squirrel so suggestions have been made to offer them sanctuary here.

But what would the introduction mean for the existing Manx wildlife?

We asked Minister Richard Ronan what affect it would have on our eco-system:


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