- About Us
- Contact Us
Water Vole Survey
The Water Vole, Arvicola terrestris, is legally protected by Section 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 because of it's widespread decline due to habitat fragmentation and mink predation. This protection means it is illegal to injure or kill Water Voles or destroy their burrows.
A Water Vole survey undertaken by the Wildlife Survey unit would:
All survey methodology follows the methods detailed in the WildCru's The Water Vole Conservation Handbook (3rd edition).