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New report shows 30% decline in water vole distribution

New report shows 30% decline in water vole distribution

01 Mar 2018

A new analysis of data collected over ten years by a network of experts led by The Wildlife Trusts has revealed that water vole distribution has declined dramatically.

There has been a 30% decline in the places where these river mammals once lived across England and Wales during this time.

While the new analysis reveals a slight increase in distribution in recent years, thanks to some successful conservation efforts, the full data covering the whole 10 years paints a bleak picture.

More information

National Water Vole Database and Mapping Project - Part 1: Project Report 2006-2015

National Water Vole Database and Mapping Project - Part 2: Project Maps 2006-2015

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