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Conservation of the hazel dormouse

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 ian.white@ptes.org for access to all presentations and notes.



Dormouse conservation
Dormouse Conservation presentation.

  • Finding Dormice – Survey methods

  • Dormouse requirements and densities

  • Problems for the species

  • Mitigation suggestions

  • Dormouse re-introductions


Nest boxes
Nest Boxes presentation.

  • 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 presentation.

  • 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 presentation.

  • 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 presentation.

Why reintroductions?

  • Substitute for natural recolonisation

  • Restore lost range

  • Stimulate conservation effort

  • Focus for landscape restoration


Why are dormice good
Why are dormice good? presentation.

  • 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, presentation. 3 Cloisters House, 8 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4BG

Registered charity no 274206