Limiting the trading of the grey squirrel

Each action aimed at contrasting the spread of the grey squirrel, and generally of alien species, can only be effective if accompanied by appropriate measures to limit the possibility of further spread of the species through trade.


For this reason, the success of the project EC-SQUARE will also depend on the adoption of a measure to ban the trade of the grey squirrel in Italy, possibly extended to other species of squirrels.
The Task Force of the project (Action A.7) will produce a specific risk analysis (Pest Risk Assessment) on the impact of the introduction of the grey squirrel in Italy (Action A.6), that can be used by the Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea, to draft a trade ban decree.