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The dormice of Fingle Woods, case study
Publication date 2017
Publication type Case study
Pages 3

A ground-breaking partnership to transform ancient Fingle Woods in Devon could also change the fortunes of the rare hazel dormouse.

In 2014 work began to gradually restore the 825-acre site at Fingle Woods from maturing conifer back to native broadleaves. From the point that restoration commenced it was important to find a way to work sensitively to protect and enhance the habitat of the existing dormice living and breeding in Fingle Woods.