Nature / Water Voles

Water Vole Monitoring

  • Huntspill River water vole habitat
    Photo credit: Natural England
  • Photo credit: Stephen Judd

The water vole is Britain’s fastest-declining wild mammal. A Forgotten Landscape is monitoring water vole numbers in the area and working to restore their habitats.

Working together with the Ditch and Rhine Clearance and the Pond Survey project volunteers have been trained to monitor water voles and their habitats locally.

The data collected will help us understand the impact of climate change and other environmental changes on the species in the area.

The monitoring will also be linked to the Water Vole Habitat Restoration project and the data collected will be used to inform the future management of the ditches and rhines, helping to continually improve local habitat for the creatures.



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