Water voles

Water voles

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Arvicolinae
Genus : Arvicola

 

Animals in the genus Arvicola

European water vole
Facts about the genus Arvicola, the water voles

" Water voles are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, which makes it an offence to intentionally: damage or destroy or obstruct access to any structure or place which water voles use for shelter or protection and/or disturb water voles while they are using such a place.

A water-vole (Arvicola), is found in the vicinity of ponds.

Behavior Water Voles are expert swimmers and divers.

But if the decline in water voles is to be halted, more than mere legal protection is needed.

Endangered water voles are thriving at nature reserve

Habits: Water voles are more diurnal than nocturnal, though they can be semi-active at night.

Research Vladimir Heavy Draft VOLE The vole (Arvicola) is a large genus of rodents of the Cricetidae family.

Some examples of sympathetic management for water voles is described below.

Stuart Priestley, wetlands project officer for Durham Wildlife Trust, who visited the pond with members of Middleton St George Wildlife Group, said: "Any new find of water voles is good news because the populations have become so separated.

The decline of water voles is mostly due to a loss of suitable habitat and predation by introduced mink, which had escaped from fur farms.

The scientific name for water voles is Arvicola terrestris

Viverridae see "Civet" Vole The vole (Arvicola) is a large genus of rodents of the cricetidae family.

Water voles are the native British mammal, along with otters, which are adapted to living along slow flowing watercourses.

Why Wiltshire's water voles are under attack

Topic: Wild AnimalsExpert:Jonathan WrightDate:4/22/2004 Subject:Water Voles QuestionHi Jonathan, I was wondering if you know where the largest population of water voles are living in the UK? (Full text)

Water voles are disappearing in the UK (Full text)

Arvicola (vole, Triss) - "Arvicola" is a synonym for "Microtus" which are voles of the northern hemisphere. (Full text)

The lifespan for water voles is around two years. (Full text)

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Press Release: A brighter future for water voles is promised (Full text)

Main Entry: arvicola arvicola is one of more than 1,000,000 entries available at Merriam-WebsterUnabridged. (Full text)

Water voles are primarily found in semi-aquatic habitats. (Full text)

Because it develops rapidly in spring, Arvicola is best suited for an early cut for silage with a high forage quality. (Full text)

One approach that may be beneficial to water voles is the establishment of suitably located and carefully designed Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) to increase the availability of suitable wetland habitat for a variety of wildlife, including water voles, in urban areas. (Full text)

Xylotrechus arvicola is a broadly distributed species (Europe, Caucasus, Transcaucasia, North Africa, Near East, and North Iran) and is quite common in Central Europe. (Full text)

Water for Wildlife is launched as hope for water voles is on the horizon 7th December, 2004 Water for Wildlife, a new project to save safeguard the future of wetland habitats and species has been launched at The London Wetland Centre. (Full text)

gif';Menu15Hold = new Image();Wiltshire Wildlife Trust - Water voles are special guests at launch of Swindon's wildlife action plan search the siteWater voles are special guests at launch of Swindon's wildlife action planSwindon Wildlife Officer Neil Pullen, who has co-ordinated the production of the plan, explains: “Water voles are all too rare a sight on today’s riverbanks, and they’re a great example of the wildlife in Swindon that this plan will protect and restore. (Full text)

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