Threatened species of Arvicolidae

Visualization of narrower problems
Endangered species of voles and lemmings
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.
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.
(E) Emanations of other problems