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What is the ‘Wildlife Assessment Check’ tool? Whether a development site is in a rural or urban area, it’s vital that wildlife and habitat value are considered to avoid habitat loss, fragmentation and the damaging impact of daily human activity on the land. Development sites can put pressure on the biodiversity of a particular habitat, …

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Dormouse torpor in hand by Rhys Owen-Roberts

This event is now fully booked. Please email  ian.white@ptes.org to be placed on the waiting list.  We will look at dormouse ecology, their conservation and relevant legislation. In addition we will consider how to survey for dormice and how to set up a regular monitoring site and the requirements both to obtain a disturbance license and …

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dormouse on box

We will look at the ecology of dormice, their conservation and relevant legislation. We will also consider woodland management for the species with appropriate examples in the woodland on the Reserve. In addition we will check some dormouse boxes at Briddlesford and we would expect to see dormice.   This course is an excellent first …

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hazel dormouse by John Webley

This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather conditions. For more information please contact enquiries@ptes.org. Join us at our reserve on the Isle of Wight for a rare chance to see dormice in their natural setting. October is a good month for plenty of sightings, as the dormice are still fattening up for the …

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dormouse in hand

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL– TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST CONTACT ian.white@ptes.org We will look at the ecology of dormice, their conservation and relevant legislation. In addition we will consider how to survey for dormice and how to set up a regular monitoring site and the requirements both to obtain a disturbance license …

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dormouse ecology

We will look at the ecology of dormice, their conservation and relevant legislation. We will also consider woodland management for the species with appropriate examples in the woodland on the Reserve. In addition we will check some dormouse boxes at Briddlesford and we would expect to see dormice.   This course is an excellent first …

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dormouseinhand

People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and partners, are today releasing 19 breeding pairs of rare hazel dormice into an undisclosed woodland location in Warwickshire, in an attempt to stem the decline of this endangered species. With their soft caramel fur, furry tail and big black eyes, hazel dormice are without question one …

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dormouseinhand

Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and partners, are today [Tuesday 20 June] releasing 19 breeding pairs of rare hazel dormice (Muscardinus avellanarius) into an undisclosed woodland location in Warwickshire, near Royal Leamington Spa, in an attempt to stem the decline of this endangered species. With their soft caramel fur, …

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Torpid dormouse in hand by Tony Wellbelove

This event is now sold out! Please contact enquiries@ptes.org if you would like to be added to a waiting list in case of drop outs or if we add another event. Join us at our reserve on the Isle of Wight for a rare chance to see dormice in their natural setting. October is a …

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Hazel dormouse by Rudd Foppen

This course is now SOLD OUT. If you would like to be added to the waiting list in case of any cancellations, please contact susan.sharafi@ptes.org. The course is intended for foresters, woodland managers and conservation officers to help them manage woods for dormice. The aim of the course will be twofold: To provide an understanding …

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dormouse handling

We will look at the ecology of dormice, their conservation and relevant legislation on this dormouse training course. In addition we will consider how to survey for dormice and how to set up a regular monitoring site and the requirements both to obtain a disturbance license and a mitigation license. There will be plenty of …

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Black dormouse

The UK’s first ever black dormouse has been discovered in the Blackdown Hills by National Dormouse Monitoring Programme (NDMP) volunteers. One of Britain’s most threatened mammals, the hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) is typically a golden brown colour. In the 1970s, researchers chanced upon a black dormouse in Germany and recently a few more examples were found …

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