Water voles numbers are in sharp decline, with their numbers decreasing at the fastest rate of all our indigenous mammals – as much as 95% since the 1970s, across much of Britain. (Source: London Wildlife Trust)
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At Crane Park Island, they’ve been working hard preparing for a controlled reintroduction of water voles. At Frays Farm Meadows, their strategy is to connect the small, fragmented populations there so that they can grow into a larger, more viable, and ultimately widespread population.