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Water voles

Black water vole.  ©Chris Strachan/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

About water voles

Learn more about "Ratty" the water vole sadly, now one of our most threatened native mammals.

Water vole.  ©John Traill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Water voles and the law

Find out how the law protects water voles and whether you need a licence for what you plan to do

Water vole burrows. ©Rob Strachan/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Advice for developers and planners

Find out what you need to do to establish if water voles are present on site

Upland water vole habitat. ©Rob Strachan/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Mitigation

Find out what you can do to avoid harming water voles living on or around a development site

Sensitive vegetation cut in water vole habitat.  ©Environment Agency/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Best practice

Learn about how best to conserve Scottish water voles

Water vole image. ©SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Contacts and further information

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