Water Vole Habitat Assessments
Water Vole Presence/Absence Surveys
Water Vole Mitigation Schemes
Detailed Assessments and Reports to Support Planning Applications
Water voles are fully protected under Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended). Under the Act it is an offence to intentionally kill, injure, or capture a water vole, recklessly damage, destroy or obstruct access to any structure or place used for shelter or protection, or to recklessly disturb wild water voles whilst occupying a structure or place used for that purpose.
The water vole lives along rivers, streams and ditches, around ponds and lakes, and in marshes, reedbeds and areas of wet moorland.