Adopt a water vole

Water vole taking a swimWater 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

Price: £20
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 common or hazel dormouse is locally rare. Populations have declined with the loss of our ancient woodlands across the UK. But help is on the way. Through your sponsorship we are able to protect these special habitats and welcome the return of more and more dormice to Hertfordshire. 
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