The garden dormouse is listed ‘endangered’ on the red list of mammals. In 1950 there were still 1500 to 2000 garden dormouses. This number has decreased over the years to a maximum of 100 to 150 individuals in 2021. The garden dormouse is declining throughout Europe. More protection measures are needed to prevent the garden dormouse from disappearing.
The garden dormouse lives hidden in the dense bushes of hillside forests in Zuid-Limburg. Little is known about what they need to survive. In 2022, research will therefore be carried out on where they search for food, where they sleep and which trees or shrubs they like to use. Together with other organizations such as Gaia Nature Fund and ARTIS, DierenPark Amersfoort Wildlife Fund supports this project to improve the habitat of the garden dormouse.
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