News June 2021

News

Have you heard? The 1000th dormouse has now been introduced to the UK in Morecambe Bay.

You might remember the humble dormouse as a sleepy, fairy tale icon which was once widespread throughout the UK. Sadly, their numbers have declined by a staggering 51% since 2000 and until now, our region has had just one lonely colony left at Roudsea.

Morecambe Bay Partnership has been involved in this multi-agency project recruiting and supporting volunteers from the local community to help re-introduce and sustain 30 hazel dormice (15 breeding pairs) into the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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