dormouse

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

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Why were we able to find numerous different crossing animals, while other studies claim the inability of hazel dormice to cross (major) roads?
In conclusion, roads on the one hand must be significant barriers for hazel dormice as--according to literature natural crossings are rare and always dangerous--but hard data on this phenomenon is still lacking.
The number of hazel dormice fell by 20% between 1991 and 2000 HATTIE SPRAY/PTES
The occurrence of hazel dormice on some islands in the Baltic Sea raises the question about the origin of these long isolated populations.
The breeding pairs of rare hazel dormice (muscardinus avellanarius) will be freed in an attempt to bolster numbers and efforts to save the species.
Northumberland Wildlife Trust is supporting the People's Trust for Endangered Species in its bid to help save endangered hazel dormice through the Great Nut Hunt.
The Government's conservation agency will also fund projects which aim to preserve traditional orchards and moves to restore hedgerows in a bid to help hazel dormice.
The atlas, produced by Staffordshire Mammal Group, includes surprise sightings of mammals, like hazel dormice and pine martens, which have not been seen in the county for almost a century.
Twenty four species or groups of species, such as bats or shrews, were recorded and 70% of sites recorded legally-protected species, including hedgehogs, bats, badgers, pine martens, shrews, red squirrels, water voles and hazel dormice.