The dormouse is fully protected under the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 and the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, as amended.

This species is a nocturnal animal found predominantly in deciduous woodland and overgrown hedgerows. It has limited distribution throughout the UK and is mainly found in the south, notably in Devon, Somerset, Sussex and Kent. There are also small populations recorded in the Lake District and Wales.

Ecosulis employs ecologists working under licences from Natural England and Natural Resources Wales, and offers services including:

Consulting                                                             Contracting

Dormouse surveys and monitoring: Hazelnut searches, nest tube/box surveys, nest searches

Masterplanning: Advising on how to incorporate dormice into development

Dormouse mitigation: Design of foraging and commuting habitats, sensitive lighting, beneficial planting schemes and management plans

Licences: Statutory National Government Organisation licences in England, Wales and Scotland


Habitat removal: Capture and release and Ecological Clerk of Works

Habitat enhancement and creation: Erection of nest boxes, planting and landscaping

Habitat management: Traditional management techniques for woodland, scrub and hedgerows