Nesting boxes for dormice
The dormouse and its habitat, the beech forest, are extremely endangered. In order to ensure the long-term and sustainable survival of the small rodent, our scientists research the connections between climate change, habitat and species protection. Thanks to your support, not only is research supported, but numerous nesting boxes and voice recorders have also been purchased.
A major reason for the endangerment of the dormouse is the decline in intact mixed forests with old trees, which offer the animals opportunities to retreat and a safe place to raise their young. In our commercial forests there is a lack of these natural nesting opportunities. We can counteract this development by adding nest boxes. Our researchers know from long-term studies on dormice in the Vienna Woods that the animals like to use nesting boxes. Another positive side effect: other endangered animals such as the dormouse or many birds also raise their young in the nesting boxes. Please support us in procuring new nesting boxes with your valuable donation.