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dormouse

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PEOPLE in Wales have been asked to join a Europe-wide hunt for the dormouse which is facing extinction.
THE great crested newt, dormouse, skylark and other rare species are being badly let down by current wildlife laws, according to a report out today.
THE humble dormouse could scupper plans for a multi-million-pound Welsh Rugby Union national academy at Bridgend.
Now the dormouse is considered to be one of our rarest mammals and a major survey, the Great Nut Hunt, looking at their favourite habitat among hazelnut trees, has been launched to help identify where the dormouse's remaining strongholds are.
IN Alice in Wonderland the dormouse lived in a tea-pot, but a group of wildlife enthusiasts are helping the rare creature to find a more suitable home in Wales.
The results will help conservationists to develop a national plan to save the dormouse from extinction.
BBC newsreader Sian Lloyd was joined by the Mad Hatter, Alice and the Dormouse for a mad cup of coffee on the Cardiff Bay Barrage yesterday.
Next step is to plant hedgerows alongside these fences, installed to keep livestock out of vulnerable dormouse habitats.
Kevin O'Hara, Conservation Officer at Northumberland Wildlife Trust said: "Although once widespread in the UK, the dormouse is now an endangered species and vulnerable to extinction.
To encourage would-be "nutters" to take part, PTES has hidden 21 special nuts, 20 in silver and a single gold one, across counties in England and Wales to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the National Dormouse Monitoring Programme.
In some locations there will also be the chance to look at live small mammals such as woodmice and bank voles and also to put up special tubes that help determine if the endangered dormouse is using the hedges.
Their sleepy image was immortalised in Lewis Carroll's adventure in which the dormouse slept - or kept falling asleep - throughout the Mad Hatter's tea party.