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Water vole

Water voles are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, as amended and are listed as a priority species in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.

This species is a secretive animal that is typically found burrowing in the banks of watercourses and wetlands. The water vole is found throughout the UK, although it is not common in upland areas or Scotland, and is absent in Ireland.

Ecosulis employs water vole specialists and offers services including:

Consulting                                                             Contracting

Water vole surveys and monitoring

Masterplanning: Advising on how to incorporate water voles into development

Water vole mitigation: Design of wetland, watercourses and associated habitats, underpasses, foraging and commuting habitats, sensitive lighting, beneficial planting schemes and management plans

Licences: Statutory National Government Organisation licences in England, Wales and Scotland


Habitat disturbance: Erection of exclusion fencing, trapping and relocation and Ecological Clerk of Works

Habitat enhancement and creation: Wetland and watercourse creation, planting and landscaping, riparian translocation and plug planting

Habitat management:  Sensitive management of riparian habitats, including scrub, grassland and woodland/trees, pond/lake management, and in-channel habitats


View examples of our work within this species
  • Avonmouth Wind Turbine
  • Crossness STW Site Preparation Works
  • Ecological input to Abstraction and an Impoundment Licences
  • A350 upgrade
  • A350 upgrade
  • Siblyback Lake - Environmental Planning
  • Wichelstowe Mitigation and Landscaping
  • Willstock, Bridgwater

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