Peter Trimming (CC BY 2.0)
British Wildlife 26.3 February 2015

Restoring Ratty to his riverbank

The authors provide an overview of Water Vole reintroductions from 2001 to 2014.

When Stephanie Roden Ryder, in 1962, wrote her excellent book on Water Voles Arvicola amphibius for the Sunday Times series on British Mammals, she stated that ‘wherever there is good water contained in firm banks then you may be sure to find signs of Water Vole habitation’ (Roden Ryder 1962). By the time she made this observation it is very likely that this seemingly perpetual idyll was poised on the brink of collapse.

Letter from the far West Coast Wildlife reports
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