Helping water voles on your land - new guidance published

Water Vole. Photo: Essex Wildlife Trust.

New guidance for landowners and land managers wanting to encourage healthy water vole populations on their land has been released by PTES (People’s Trust for Endangered Species). Reviewed and endorsed by the UK Water Vole Steering Group, it provides a wealth of information in a compact and easy to follow guide.

If you think you may have water voles on your land, or want to encourage them to return you can download a pdf copy of the guidance from the Essex Rivers Hub here.

Water vole sightings can be reported online here, or alternatively contact Darren Tansley, the Essex Wildlife Trust’s River Catchment Coordinator, via The Essex Water Vole and Mink Project can also providelandowner advice and support for those wishing to take part in the project on their local catchment.