Britain and Ireland in the News [Greg Pollowitz]
For the most ludicrous wire story of the day, even British and Irish squirrels hate each other:
Ireland's red squirrels, which are threat from their more aggressive grey British cousins, are to be thrown a lifeline under a plan published Sunday by the environment ministry.
The red squirrel is one of the most threatened mammals in Ireland but the collaborative rescue plan involving the authorities in both the Republic and British-ruled Northern Ireland is an effort to reverse the decline.
Measures to conserve the reds will include rope bridges in their areas and forestry better suited to reds than greys.
Translocation projects will move reds to areas where there is less competition from greys and officials are reviewing international research on immuno-contraception as a means of controlling greys.
11/18 07:26 PMShare