Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Water voles in decline

water vole in British waterway
The latest news from the National UK Water Vole Database is not good for our furry friends.  The population is taking a nose dive - down by one fifth this summer.

What can we do to help?  There is plenty that could be done for this species and the health of our waterways in general: create and maintain large-scale, good-quality habitat; reintroduce water voles in specific areas; control the mink population (an invasive species which has become a huge problem for water voles in some areas).

The wildlife trusts have more details on water vole recovery projects - find out here: www.wildlifetrusts.org/species/water-vole.

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