Northern Ireland Red Squirrel Groups
There are currently 7 established red squirrel groups in Northern Ireland which would welcome enquiries from anyone who would like to help conserve red squirrels in the province.


  • Tollymore Red Squirrel Group-South Down


  • North West


  • Fermanagh


  • The Glens


  • Slieve Gullion


  • Ards


  • West Tyrone

Northern Ireland Organisations

  • CEDaR


The Centre for Environmental Data and Recording is the biological database for wildlife sightings throughout Northern Ireland. Report your squirrel sightings to them.

  • Northern Ireland Squirrel Forum (NISF)


The Northern Ireland Squirrel Forum is an umbrella organisation chaired by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency that brings together all the statutory and non-statutory groups in Northern Ireland with an interest in conserving the red squirrel.



NIEA work with red squirrel conservation groups in Northern Ireland to promote and practically help with the conservation of red squirrels in Northern Ireland. NIEA host the Northern Ireland Squirrel Forum.




The Forest Service works in partnership with Tollymore Red Squirrel Group to conserve the red squirrels in Tollymore Forest Park.

  • Ulster Wildlife Trust Red Squirrels United NI


Additional information on the red squirrel provided through the Ulster Wildlife Trust’s Key Species Project.

  • Mourne Heritage Trust


Mourne Heritage is an important part of Tollymore Red Squirrel Group. They have in operation a biodiversity action plan for the Mourne Area. One of the creatures included in that plan is the red squirrel.

UK Wide Organisations

  •  UK Squirrel Accord


A group of 32 leading UK woodland, timber industry and conservation organisations created at the invitation of HRH Prince Charles with the aim of securing the future of our red squirrels and their habitat and controlling introduced grey squirrels. 


  • Red Squirrel Survival Trust

A national group dedicated to saving the red squirrel, carrying out major restoration projects across the UK