Fertility Control Research
A revolution in wildlife management techniques
The addition of a contraceptive for grey squirrels to other control measures will lead rapidly to a natural drop in their numbers, allowing the population of red squirrels to recover gradually and naturally until they once again flourish throughout the United Kingdom. In turn, native broadleaf trees will gain respite from the bark stripping by grey squirrels that leaves them vulnerable to disease and pathogens.
Research into developing an oral contraceptive for the grey squirrel is at an advanced stage. Hand in hand with the development of the chemistry is the design of a species-specific distribution hopper, inaccessible to red squirrels and other animals and birds so the contraceptive effect is strictly controlled.
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