Mooney Goes Wild Monday 4 June 2018
For more than a century, their numbers have been in steep decline, but could the endangered red squirrel be making a surprise comeback? The resurgence in numbers is thought to be linked to the return of the pine marten, whose growing presence in Ireland is believed to have led to the disappearance of the grey squirrel in several counties in the Midlands.
This is one of the leading topics being discussed at the eighth International Colloquium on Squirrels which is taking place this week at NUI Galway. Dr Colin Lawton, a zoologist from the Ryan Institute at the university, is chairing this event. Dr Lawton spoke with Derek...