Adopt a water vole

Water vole taking a swimWater vole (credit Amy Lewis)

Nottinghamshire

Trust: Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
Prices: £10
What you get: Card with photo of species, adoption certificate, factsheet, fun 'pop-up' of your chosen species to make and colouring sheets if the adoption is for a child. The money raised by your adoption will go towards the costs of carrying out conservation work on our nature reserves as well as education and advice to landowners and the public, directly contributing to the survival of these species so that populations can continue to grow.
More information on adoptions: 0115 958 8242 Visit: www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org


Warwickshire

Trust: Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Price: £15.00 including postage
What you get: A factsheet about the species, adoption certificate and a fun pop-up species to cut out and put together
Additional: Once immortalised as Ratty in Wind and the Willows, over recent years the water vole has undergone one of the most catastrophic declines of a species ever seen in the UK. In Warwickshire, there are just a handful of isolated populations left and if we don’t act now within 2 years the water vole is likely to be extinct in Warwickshire. Urgent work in the Tame Valley will encourage water vole populations to re-colonise the river banks and increase their chances of survival.
More information: 024 7630 2912
Visit: www.warwickshire-wildlife-trust.org.uk

Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Trust: Hampshire and Isle of White Wildlife Trust
Price: £20
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. Sponsor a water vole today for just £20 today. Sponsors will receive a gift card including a picture, some notes about the water vole and a certificate of sponsorship

More information: 01489 774400
Visit: http://www.hwt.org.uk/shop.php?action=category&id=17

Gloucestershire

Trust: Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Price: £15 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.
More information: 01452 383333
Visit: http://www.gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk/how-you-can-help/give/adopt-species/adopt-watervole

Worcestershire

Trust: 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.
More information: 01905 754919
http://www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk/index.php?section=helping:other

Herts and Middlesex

Trust: Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
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. Help us protect their habitat and encourage their numbers to grow.
Cost: £25.00 including postage and packing within UK
What you get: Adoptees will receive: adoption certificate, a fact sheet about your adopted species and a photograph. All funds raised will contributes to HMWT’s work protecting habitats and species in the two counties.
Contact: 01727 858 901 or www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk