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Dormouse Surveys

The dormouse is a strictly protected species

Dormouse surveys

Dormouse surveys are undertaken by licensed and experienced ecologists to establish their likely absence or presence using different techniques depending on the site being surveyed and time of year. There are restricted times of the year when certain surveys are possible. 

Dormouse survey techniques range from simple nut searches and nest tube surveys, through to nest box checks and footprint tunnels. The objective is to confirm how dormouse uses the site and make an estimate on the population size, so proportionate mitigation or compensation measures can be implemented under a mitigation licence.

Download our free survey calendar to ensure that surveys are scheduled to form part of your timescale.