IDC 2022 begins

The 11th International Dormice Conference starts today. This time the conference takes place in the southeast of Bulgaria, in the realm of Roach’s Mouse-tailed Dormouse (Myomimus roachi). Nedko Nedyalkov of the National Museum of Natural History in Sofia, Bulgaria, rediscovered this species in 2017 after it wasn’t seen for 40 years. Since then, he studies this elusive animal. It appears that it is actually a very lazy animal, it sleeps for 8 months in the year! No wonder they never found it for such a long period. Nevertheless, Nedko and his team did succeed to catch it on film, while exploring the trees in its habitat (see the video).

If you want to learn more about Roach’s Mouse-tailed Dormice and the other dormouse species, you can attend the conference online for free. Go to to register. There, you’ll find the programme and links to the live sessions. You can follow us also on Twitter: #IDC2022. We’re looking forward to meeting you online.

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