The Water Vole - Back from the Brink

7 June 2012

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Forgive the image related pun, but the Water Vole has been skating on very thin ice in the UK for a number of years. You and I know him as Ratty from Wind in the Willows but a rat he is not.  Scarce, yes: rat, no.

In fact conservationists warned a decade ago that very soon there would be none left – extinction within the British Isles was it seems a done deal. However, the water vole has made quite a comeback in several areas, thanks to environmentalists and not least its own remarkable fecundity. The Ark in Space reports on this happy tale from the riverbank.



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