Problem

Threatened species of Arvicolidae


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Other Names:
Endangered species of voles and lemmings
Nature:

Threats to Arvicolidae include: Loss and fragmentation of habitats and the disturbance of riparian habitats. Predation by introduced species such as mink and the pollution of watercourses and poisoning by rodenticides.

Incidence:

The water vole Arvicola terrestris is found throughout Britain but is confined mainly to lowland areas near water. Once common and widespread, this species has suffered a significant decline in numbers and distribution. A national survey in 1989-90 failed to find signs of voles in 67% of sites where they were previously recorded and it is estimated that this will rise to 94% by the year 2000.

Broader Problems:
Threatened species of Rodentia
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
23.04.2019 – 15:10 CEST