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Mar 31, 2014

Call for Help for Unique Population of Terrestrial Water Voles!


A population of terrestrial water voles - unique within mainland Britain - has been identified near Glasgow, inhabiting subterranean burrow systems on motorway embankments, grass verges and amenity lawns.  

Plans are afoot to establish a captive breeding programme to allow an opportunity for research, as little is currently known about these species in terms of life history characteristics.  DNA profiling will also be carried out to increase our understanding of the species, and to help assess the possibility of reintroduction of water voles into the wider landscape and areas not linked to water.  

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If you may be interested in getting involved or providing funding for this project, please contact the BIAZA office at [email protected] 



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