Reminder – skittle and curry night is tomorrow, please book and we look forward to seeing you there We have arranged a Skittles and Curry night at ‘The Phoenix Inn’ in Twyford, near Winchester on Monday 23rd of November. http://www.thephoenixinn.co.uk/. Please come… Read More

Reminder – don’t forget skittles and curry night this coming Monday We have arranged a Skittles and Curry night at ‘The Phoenix Inn’ in Twyford, near Winchester on Monday 23rd of November. http://www.thephoenixinn.co.uk/. Please come along to what will be a fun… Read More

Legislation and Policy – NERC Act 2006

We’ve updated our information relating to Legislation and Policy pertaining to hazel dormice. We are sharing with you this information over a series of Legislation and Policy related blog posts. Alternatively all of the updated information can be found here: https://hampshiredormousegroup.co.uk/about-dormice/legislation-policy/

Here is information on the NERC Act 2006 relating to hazel dormouse:

The Natural Enviroment and Rural Communities Act 2006

The Hazel Dormouse is a ‘Species of Principal Importance for the conservation of biodiversity’ (sometimes referred to as a ‘’Priority Species’’), listed under section 41 of the NERC Act 2006.

The Natural Environment and Rural Communities (NERC) Act 2006 was intended to raise the profile of biodiversity amongst all public authorities (including local authorities, and statutory undertakers) and to make biodiversity an integral part of policy and decision-making processes. The NERC Act also improved wildlife protection by amending the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

Section 40 (S40) of the Act places a ‘Biodiversity Duty’ on all public bodies to have regard to the conservation of biodiversity when carrying out their normal functions. This includes giving consideration to the restoration and enhancement of species and habitats.

Section 41 (S41) of the Act requires the Secretary of State to publish a list of habitats and species which are of Principal Importance for the conservation of biodiversity in England.  Public authorities have a responsibility to give specific consideration to the S41 list when exercising their normal functions. For planning authorities, consideration for Species and Habitats of Principal Importance will be exercised mainly through the planning and development control processes.

Reminder – please book now We have arranged a Skittles and Curry night at ‘The Phoenix Inn’ in Twyford, near Winchester on Monday 23rd of November. http://www.thephoenixinn.co.uk/. Please come along to what will be a fun evening and a chance to have… Read More

Skittles and Curry night, Twyford – 23rd November 2015

Hello HDG Members and Happy Autumn!

As the survey season is now quietening down we thought it was time to get everyone together for an end of season social. We have arranged a Skittles and Curry night at ‘The Phoenix Inn’ in Twyford, near Winchester on Monday 23rd of November. http://www.thephoenixinn.co.uk/. Please come along to what will be a fun evening and a chance to have a catch up; feel free to bring partners or friends, the more the merrier! The cost is £12 per person.

Please email Alex if you would like to book a place (full details and timings will be sent out nearer the date.) It would be great to see you all there!

Kind regards,

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HDG Newsletter No.2 – November 2015

The second Hampshire Dormouse Group Newsletter has been published!

A new newsletter section has been added to the Members Area of the website. The newsletters will be kept available on the website to access at anytime.

The Hampshire Dormouse Group newsletter is a quarterly publication available to members of the group. The aim of the newsletter is to let members of the group know what is going on including dormouse news, an update on sites, events, training and more. If you have an article that you would like included in the next newsletter, please contact us.

To access the second newsletter please click here:  Hampshire Dormouse Group Newsletter – No.2 – November 2015.

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Protected: Litchfield – 30th October 2015

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How to handle and sex dormice

Peoples Trust for Endangered Species have a new series of useful dormouse training videos that can be found on their website here. The fourth in the series looks at how to handle and sex dormice.

Legislation and Policy – Conservation Status

We’ve updated our information relating to Legislation and Policy pertaining to hazel dormice. We are sharing with you this information over a series of Legislation and Policy related blog posts. Alternatively all of the updated information can be found here: https://hampshiredormousegroup.co.uk/about-dormice/legislation-policy/

Here is information on the conservation status of hazel dormouse:

Conservation Status

IUCN status was revised in 2009: M. avellanarius is now ‘of least concern’, whereas previously it was ‘low risk (near threatened)’. This change is predominantly due to the observation that in Lithuania it is a common and widespread species, and no decline has been observed.  In parts of its northern range (e.g., UK, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Denmark) populations are declining and fragmented as a result of habitat loss and fragmentation.

How to check a dormouse nest box

Peoples Trust for Endangered Species have a new series of useful dormouse training videos that can be found on their website here. The third in the series looks at how to check a dormouse nest box.

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Kit needed for a dormouse box check

Peoples Trust for Endangered Species have a new series of useful dormouse training videos that can be found on their website here. The second in the series looks at the kit needed for a box check.