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dormouse monitoring

The National Dormouse Monitoring Programme (NDMP)

Along with Royal Holloway University of London and Natural England, we lead on the National Dormouse Monitoring Programme by collating and inputting the data from over 350 sites across the UK. The NDMP has been running for the past 25 years and has several hundred monitors responsible for organising box checks throughout the year. In 2013 6,531 hazel dormice records from 373 sites were entered into the database. We are extremely grateful to all our dormouse monitors for their contribution to the programme.

If you are interested in monitoring, or if you would like to report a dormouse sighting, please register for the NDMP or enter sightings on the National Dormouse Database. You can also get involved by taking part in the annual Great Nut Hunt.

Registered users can read the guidelines and download the 2014 NDMP forms here.

PTES have a specific fund and application process just for dormouse nest boxes. Applications are welcomed at any time of year to replace or provide new boxes. You can download your own nest box design here.

the dormouse monitor

This newsletter is published twice a year and contains news and articles concerning dormouse conservation. Download the latest issue here.

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