Naturally Native – saving the water vole in the North East


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A special event for anyone interested in learning more about the plight of water voles across the North East and work to protect them.

Event Lead: Emily Marshall

Event length: 1 session, Tuesday morning, 10.30am-12.00pm

Event structure: This is an online event held via Zoom. Please ensure you have the right system requirements for accessing Zoom before booking, as we have a no-refunds policy.

Event cost: Free to NHSN Members

With thanks to players of the National Lottery, Durham Wildlife Trust, Northumberland Wildlife Trust and Tees Valley Wildlife Trust are working together to prevent the loss of one of our fastest declining species, the water vole. Habitat loss and fragmentation has resulted in contracted, small and isolated populations of water voles which are incredibly vulnerable to the second major cause of decline: predation from introduced American mink.

Working at a landscape scale to address both these issues, Naturally Native will prevent the inevitable loss of water voles from the lowlands and provide opportunities for this much-loved mammal to re-colonise our river, streams and ponds. To find out more about this wonderful species join Emily Marshall, Naturally Native Project Officer for an online talk and Q&A.

Naturally Native are also looking for volunteers to help survey new sites for water voles or monitor their local watercourses over the next few years. Following this event, attendees will be offered the opportunity to book on to an outdoors survey training session which will be delivered in line with the latest Covid regulations.

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