The hazel dormouse is facing the biggest challenge of her life. Will you help your local dormice survive?

With numbers dropping dramatically, it's make or break for the hazel dormouse. We need to protect and manage her habitat if she's going to survive. We're confident that our Dormice in Danger Appeal will help. But we need your help to make it happen.

Over the last 20 years we've seen dormice numbers plummet by a staggering 72%*, despite species protection. 

Right now, the odds are stacked against the hazel dormouse. Alan Sumnall, Stroud Reserves Manager

One of the main reasons for this is the decline of its natural habitat over the past 100 years or so. Because of the loss of hedgerows and the destruction of ancient woodland, there are fewer ways the hazel dormouse can move between populations to breed. Eventually, each population becomes isolated, and more often than not it dies out.

That's why we urgently need your help today.

The way woodland is managed has had a huge impact too. The hazel dormouse needs a varied habitat in order to thrive. But with traditional coppicing on the way out there's rarely enough of the diverse habitat it needs to survive.

Please help us carry out vital habitat management by making your donation today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If something isn't done soon, we may have to say goodbye to her forever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 * 72% over 21 years from 1993 to 2014 (Goodwin at el, 2017)