Hampshire and Isle of Wight County Dormouse Survey 2021
Nationally, dormouse numbers appear to be declining by about 50% a year, and their range also contracting. Hampshire should be a stronghold for the species, but there are indications that populations are declining. To date, no systematic survey of a County for dormice has been undertaken, so we would like to be the first to try and achieve this, to get a better understanding of distribution across Hampshire. This will help target future conservation efforts in the County.
Go to our Hampshire and Isle of Wight County Dormouse Survey page for more info, and find out how to get involved.
Become a member
Join us and become a member of the Hampshire Dormouse Group to receive all the benefits of membership as well as helping to conserve our dormouse populations in Hampshire.
Submit a record
Have you seen a dormouse? Submit your records of dormice found in Hampshire. These records are essential to understand our dormouse populations and support their conservation.
We monitor dormouse populations by carrying out nest box surveys several times a year. We might find a dormouse nest, an individual dormouse snoozing, or a whole family jumping around!