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This is a sample from the Conservation of the hazel dormouse presentation.You are free to use either the whole presentation, individual slides or content within them. Notes are available for each presentationPlease email [email protected] for access to all presentations and notes.

dormouse conservation
Dormouse Conservation
  • Finding Dormice – Survey methods
  • Dormouse requirements and densities
  • Problems for the species
  • Mitigation suggestions
  • Dormouse re-introductions
nest boxes
Nest Boxes
  • Expensive survey method
  • Best used on vertical stems
  • Use for long-term monitoring (NDMP)
    • 50 boxes
    • Grid approx. 20m apart.
dormouse surveys good practice
Dormouse surveys - Good practice
  • Does site fall in known range
  • Check for existing records (LRC, NBN)
  • Are dormice known to be present?
  • Conduct survey
  • Report presence of dormice to LRC
where to look for dormouse
Where to look for dormouse
  • Woodland but hazel is not crucial
  • Conifer wood
  • Scrub
  • Hedgerow
  • Small habitat areas
  • Roadside/railside verges
  • Dormice are probably under-recorded

Dormice may be present in any wood or scrub habitat within their range

dormouse reintroductions
Dormouse reintroductions

Why reintroductions?

  • Substitute for natural recolonisation
  • Restore lost range
  • Stimulate conservation effort
  • Focus for landscape restoration
why are dormice good
Why are dormice good?
  • Key species
    • Plant diversity
    • Shrub structure
  • Woodlands
  • Hedgerows
  • Scrub
  • Responsibility

What’s good for dormice is good for many other species

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