Water Vole Conservation
There is potential through local conservation measures to increase the numbers and distribution of Water Vole in Barnsley.
Factors causing loss or decline
Good practice in conservation management for Water Vole:
Water Voles are fully protected under Schedule 5 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981.
It is an offence whether on purpose or by not taking enough care to
It also has the same protection as other mammals from deliberate cruelty under the Wild Mammals Protection Act.
Water Vole is a Section 41 species of principal importance for conservation and as such need to be taken into consideration by any public body in managing their estate. NERC Act (2006))
Associated Local Priority Habitats