How you can help water voles

Water vole┬ęTerry Whittaker/2020VISION

The Wildlife Trusts are working hard to save the water vole. You can help us reverse the decline of this amazing little mammal.


Join your local Wildlife Trust and be part of the conservation efforts going on up and down the country.


Wildlife Trusts across the UK are running projects to restore rivers for water voles, creating habitats that give them a chance to thrive. Contact your local Trust to find out about opportunities to get involved – volunteers are needed to help with everything from riverbank restoration to monitoring waterways for signs of water voles. Image: Warwickshire Wildlife Trust water vole volunteers (c) Nav Bansal.

Survey - the National Water Vole Monitoring Scheme

In April 2015, People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) launched the National Water Vole Monitoring Scheme, which aims to annually re-survey nearly 900 pre-selected sites across England, Scotland and Wales. This will identify any changes and emerging trends. You can find out more about the survey, as well as register to take part, at