Title of the project
Green Shoots South West water vole project
Increase the number of local wildlife and habitat records.
Increase the biodiversity on land managed by the shooting community.
Target conservation efforts on watervoles.
Establish close working links between the shooting community and other conservation stakeholders.
Habitat management to improve the quality of the landscape as habitat for all wild animal species.
Habitat enhancement to encourage the popualation growth of watervoles.
Control of american mink populations through trapping.
All conservation activity by Green Shoots is undertaken by hunters.
|Site||The River Tone, River Axe and River Tale, South West UK|
|Region||South West England|
Protection status of the areas
|Species Caracteristics||Huntable species, Protected species, Invasive Alien species|
|Species Type||Mammals, Generalist predators|
|Name(s) of main species||Arvicola amphibius - European water voleNeovision vision - American mink|
|Leading partners||BASC - http://basc.org.uk/conservation/green-shoots/|
|Other partners||Angling clubsThe Dorset Wildlife Trust - http://www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/The Westcountry Rivers Trust - http://wrt.org.uk/|