Hunters (who can be landowners) help landowners to connect 32 km of hedgerow and woodland habitat and to manage it in favourable conditions to allow dormice and other species to move in response of the climate change. They also check the dormouse boxes for evidence of summer/autumn nests (whilst the mice themselves are asleep in leaf little over winter).
Country: United Kingdom
Region: Cheshire West and Chester, a local government area in England
Starting date: 2013
Species: Dormouse (Muscardinus Avellanarius)
Species characteristics: Huntable species,Protected species
Type of actions: Management of habitats and wildlife, Research and data collection, Communication
Leading partners: The Peoples Trust for Endangered Species http://ptes.org/Cheshire Wildlife Trust http://www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/Chester Zoo http://www.chesterzoo.org/Cheshire West and Chester Council http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/