Saving the water vole
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Here at Canal Boat we like the water vole and spot it from time to time on our travels (albeit very briefly as it dashes off to hide) and thought this video was great.
It’s said to be Britain’s fastest declining wild mammal, threatened by habitat loss and particularly from the introduced American mink. Wildlife Trusts are working hard to save it by improving riverbank habitats, controlling mink and by vole reintroduction schemes. You can find out more at www.wildlifetrusts.org/species/water-vole.