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Q1.What is the purpose of the Dormouse & Wildlife Institute ?

At the Dormouse & Wildlife Institute, we would like to let everyone know "dormouse" and other "living things" that live on this earth, and we will also carry out conservation activities for them. We are also considering active participation in the activities of the SDGs, which the United Nations aims to achieve in 2030. For details, please see our representative message.

Q2.What kind of activities are you doing at the Dormouse & Wildlife Institute ?

We carry out activities related to "dormouse" and various "living things" at our institute.
For example, we are planning to conduct research and hold study sessions and events on the theme of certain "living things." Please check our website for event information.

Q3. What is possible as a member of the Institute ?

We plan to send information about our events and newsletter several times a year. The membership fee received from you will be used for research and conservation activities of dormouse and living things.

Q4.Can I get information about events if I don't become a member?

We are sorry, but we plan to send information in Japanese only to members at the moment,

A5.Can I use the photos and texts on the homepage?

Regarding the copyright of photographs, these belong to Shusaku Minato, Chairman of the Institute. Some of photos can be used, but other are not allowed. For more information, please visit our Copyrights and Links page.

The ecology of the dormouse

Q1.What is a dormouse ?

→ Please see "What is a dormouse?" page.

Q2.What is your institute doing to protect the dormouse?

We are conducting research on "dormouse" while considering the specific conservation measures.
We are also involved in the development, production, and dissemination of the Animal-pathway which are suspension bridges for arboreal wild animals.

Q3.What we can do to protect the dormouse?
  1. You like dormouse and learn about them.
  2. You know what the dormouse needs.
  3. You make concrete actions which are friendly to the environment around yourself.
Examples of action:

Turn off the electricity diligently

Reduce energy consumption and control global warming

Don't litter

Animals living in the forest do not have to eat anything that is bad for their health

Get the right information

Q4.What are recommended books to learn about dormouse?
Japanese Dormouse
Recommended Books

We will detail the ecology of Japanese dormies such as hibernati time, breeding, and childcare, and introduce various initiatives for conservation and environmental education of dormouse living in the forest.


Q5.Are there any places where we can learn about dormouse and creature?

Please contact us. We are providing consultations, lectures and workshops.

Q6.Where can I see the dormouse ?

The dormouse is a small animal that lives in the forest and is active at night, so it is difficult to see it in its natural state. There are several exhibition examples at zoos in Japan, so please ask your local zoo.