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Dormouse Cage and Hair traps, Dormouse - Nest Searches


Dormice and their breeding and resting sites are protected under:

  • The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended).
  • The Conservation of Habitat and Species Regulations 2017.

When do I need to get in touch?

Dormice inhabit woodlands, scrub and hedgerows; if you are planning works to these habitat types or are unsure as to whether dormice could be present, simply get in touch.

Alternatively, a site’s potential to support dormice is usually identified within a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal / Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey.

How can EcoNorth help me?

We can provide you with advice on dormouse protection and your options. We undertake all types of surveys, licencing and mitigation. We apply best practice guidelines, along with our in-depth knowledge of dormice and their habitat requirements, and present the results in our detailed professional reports to inform and support your projects planning application or other consenting process.