Other Mammal Data from National Dormouse Monitoring Programme (NDMP)
Other mammal sightings (non-dormouse) recorded during nest box checks that are undertaken as part of the National Dormouse Monitoring Programme (NDMP).
The NDMP was set up to assess dormouse population trends annually. Whilst boxes are being checked for dormice all other mammal species encountered are recorded as additional information on species occurrence and distribution
England and Wales. The hazel dormouse does not occur in Scotland or Northern Ireland. The dataset is biased towards places where NDMP sites have been set up, with higher concentrations of sites potentially occurring in counties where proactive mammal/dormouse groups exist.
Grid references normally refer to the centroid of a wood/woodland parcel rather than the actual sighting location.
All records are from fully trained and licenced dormouse monitors often with several years surveying experience. Recorder names are held by PTES in the original database. All records have been checked using the NBN Record Cleaner.
Monitoring of NDMP sites occurs annually in most instances and monitors are requested to make a minimum of 2 visits a year, with one being in May or June and another in September or October. Many NDMP sites are surveyed at monthly intervals between about April and October.
Standardised nest box checks are carried out by fully trained and licenced dormouse monitors as part of the National Dormouse Monitoring Programme (NDMP), which is coordinated by People's Trust for Endangered Species. All records will be of animals found in the boxes, some of which may have additional biometric data held by PTES. Data are then entered online by the monitors.
Other Mammal Data from National Dormouse Monitoring Programme (NDMP), PTES (2020)
Access to this dataset is restricted for the following reasons; The hazel dormouse is a European Protected species that is vulnerable to inappropriate woodland management, habitat fragmentation, human disturbance and development. Many sites are monitored using nestboxes which the animals utilise and anyone opening these nestboxes and disturbing dormice needs to hold a licence from Natural England or Natural Resources Wales to do so. At this time the data provider believes that full location disclosure to the public could lead to environmental harm. This sensitive information may be made available under licence to specific organisations and individuals that need to know to avoid harm to the environment.
Furthermore disclosure of this information would adversely affect the interests of the persons who contributed to the dataset. The providers are not under any legal obligation to supply the information to the public through the NBN Atlas and they may have not consented to its wider release.
Further information can be found at www.ptes.org/dormice. Alternatively please contact PTES via email@example.com."
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