Edible Dormouse occurs in Europe including Latvia. The species is abundant and considered as pest in southern part of range while its northern populations are in decline.
■ Listed in Appendix III of Bern Convention, as a protected fauna species in Europe.
■ An especially protected species in Latvia (the Cabinet of Ministers' Regulations No. 396 on November 14, 2000).
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Mammalia – mammals
■ Order Rodentia – rodents
■ Family Gliridae – dormice
■ Species Glis glis – Edible Dormouse, or Fat Dormouse