Hazel Dormice

Hibernating Dormouse Hibernating Dormouse
Fauna Forest Ecology Ltd can survey for dormice as part of a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal. We can help with compensation or mitigation measures and assist with the application of a European Protected Species Licence, when required.

Fauna Forest Ecology can:

  • Conduct Phase-1 Habitat Surveys at your development site
  • Carry out an Extended Phase-1 Surveys
  • Perform preliminary inspection of nest sites
  • Carry out nut searches
  • Install and monitor using nest box and tube surveys
  • Produce appropriate reports
  • Give guidance for compensation or mitigation measures
  • Prepare reports to support planning applications
  • Assist with the application of European protected Species Licences
  • Arrange tool-box talks with developers/contractors
  • Supervise demolition and work under EPSL
The hazel dormouse is a small mammal with golden fur and large black eyes. Its diet is varied and comprises of nuts (including hazelnuts), fruit and berries, hornbeam, blackthorn fruit, small invertebrates and caterpillars. The destruction of field, hedgerows and woodland has caused numbers to plummet over recent years.

The hazel dormouse is protected by law, it is an offence to:

  • Intentional kill, injure a dormouse
  • Take or posses or control (live or dead animal, part or derivative)
  • Cause damage, destruction, obstruction of access to any structure or place used by a Dormouse Sell, advertise or transport for the purpose of sale (live or dead animal, part or derivative) or advertising for buying or selling such things.
In the UK the Hazel Dormouse has been protected since 1988 by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The act lists the the Hazel Dormouse
(Dormouse) on Schedule 5

The hazel dormouse is a small mammal with golden fur and large black eyes. Its diet is varied and comprises of nuts (including hazelnuts), fruit and berries, hornbeam, blackthorn fruit, small invertebrates and caterpillars. The destruction of field, hedgerows and woodland has caused numbers to plummet over recent years.
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