The National Dormouse Monitoring Programme (NDMP)

We collate and input the records from around 400 dormouse monitoring sites across the UK. The NDMP has been running for the past 25 years and has several hundred trained monitors responsible for organising surveys using dormouse boxes throughout the year.

Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Woodland, Plantations and orchard
UK Wide
UK wide
Partners; Royal Holloway University of London and Natural England,
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How to take part:
Sightings can be submitted all year

How to get involved

Take part
Registered monitors can download the NDMP guidelines and forms 2015 and enter records here. Register your site as part of our nationwide scheme by completing our NDMP new site registration form and apply for boxes below.
If you are interested in regularly monitoring dormice you will need to apply for a dormouse licence via Natural England or Natural Resources Wales. You can find additional resources on our dormouse training pages.
Anyone of any age can get involved in looking for dormice by carrying out a nut hunt.
We also take one-off sightings via our National Dormouse Database.

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