United Kingdom: Save our voles: Water vole numbers down a fifth in just three years

Independent: Water vole numbers across the UK have dropped by more than 20 per cent in just a few years, crushing the hopes of a comeback that followed positive numbers in 2010, according to experts. The stubby-nosed creatures used to be widespread throughout the country’s waterways, but a number of factors have seen populations plummet by as much as 95 per cent in the past four decades. Information from the water vole database shows that in the face of habitat loss, weather extremes and the deadly and......

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