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small furry-tailed squirrel-like Old World rodent that becomes torpid in cold weather

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The hazel dormouse is a rare small mammal - the only dormouse native to the UK.
North Wales Wildlife Trust has been given pounds 23,000 of Lottery money for its bid to help conserve hazel dormouse populations in the region
A tiny hazel dormouse which was among 25 released from a captive breeding programme into the wild
2012: The distribution of the hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) in Sweden.
2013: Nest site selection by the hazel dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius: is safety more important than food?
Britain's native and most well-known dormice, the Hazel dormouse, likes to make nests in trees and hedgerows as they offer shelter from predators and are a natural food source.
The hazel dormouse Muscardinus avenallarius is a native species in Britain protected under Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) and Schedule 2 of the Conservation of Habitat and Species Regulations 2010 (as amended).
This study investigates their possible impacts on hazel dormouse populations (a European protected species) by comparing three population indices from a group of sites in Southeast England without boar (boar-negative) and another group where boar have been present for circa 20 years (boar-positive).
The common or hazel dormouse is on the World Conservation Union's red list of threatened species.
Especially the hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) can be badly influenced by fragmentation due to its strictly arboreal activity.
The study object of this investigation, the hazel dormouse, is a strictly protected species in Europe (Habitats Directive annex IV, Bern Convention annex III) and in the northern German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein it is endangered (Borkenhagen 2014).
Jill Nelson, chief executive of the PTES, said: "Whilst we are celebrating the pounds 1m that has benefited endangered British mammals such as the hazel dormouse and water vole, we cannot be complacent about the ongoing threats to our wildlife.
The immigration of the hazel dormouse from central Germany to Ruegen is not supported by findings and seems to be unlikely due to habitat fragmentation in the north-eastern German mainland.
Meanwhile, he said Stanner Rocks is also one of the last strongholds in Wales of the elusive hazel dormouse, a European protected species.
The common or hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) is no longer as widespread or abundant as it once was and its distribution is now limited to the south and west of England, parts of Wales and a few outlying populations in the north of England.