Water vole (credit Amy Lewis)
Help the UK’s fastest declining mammal by adopting a water vole with a Wildlife Trust.
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Price: £10 including postage and packing within the UK
What you get: A photograph of a water vole, adoption certificate, water vole factsheet, window sticker, a fun 'pop-up' of your chosen species to make and colouring sheets if the adoption is for a child.
Additional: The last 20 years have seen an 83% decrease in populations due to habitat loss and predation by the non-native American mink. Our Cotswold Rivers Living Landscape programme is dedicated to reconnecting the Cotswold river systems and the recovery of water vole habitats. Adopt a water vole today and know that you are helping us to protect water voles for future generations to come.
More info: Call 01452 383333
Hampshire and Isle of White Wildlife Trust
What you get: Sponsors will receive a gift card including a picture, some notes about the water vole and a certificate of sponsorship.
Additional: Once a common sight along our rivers and streams, the water vole is now the fastest disappearing mammal in Europe. Locally water vole numbers are declining significantly despite the fact that our chalk water rivers and streams should be ideal habitat. We have an action plan to help water voles survive but we need your help.
More info: Call 01489 774400
Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Cost: £25 including postage and packing within UK
What you get: Adoptees will receive: adoption certificate, a fact sheet about your adopted species and a photograph.
Additional: The water vole is Britain's fastest declining mammal. Populations have fallen by over 90% in the last century. A very small number of water voles remain in Hertfordshire and with your help we can protect their wetland habitat and encourage their numbers to grow.
Contact: Call 01727 858 901
Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
Price: £15 including postage and packing within the UK
What you get: A photograph of a water vole, adoption certificate, water vole fact sheet, a fun 'pop-up' of your chosen species to make and colouring sheets if the adoption is for a child.
Additional: Water voles are a priority species in the Worcestershire Biodiversity Action Plan. Through conservation work, education and advice we protect the habitat they need to survive. The money raised from your adoption will go towards the costs of carrying out this work, directly contributing to the survival of these endangered species so that populations can continue to grow
More info: Call 01905 754919