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Conservation of the hazel dormouse

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Conservation of the hazel dormouse

Conservation of the hazel dormouse


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


Conservation of the hazel dormouse

People’s Trust for Endangered Species, 3 Cloisters House, 8 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4BG

Registered charity no 274206


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