Water voles being released into Devon river

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2023-09-04 10:30:46  • 3 mins

At a glance

  • Hundreds of water voles are being released into a river in south Devon to help stop the species' decline
  • The initial 200 are being introduced into the River Gara near Dartmouth as part of plans to release 800 over two years
  • The species has seen its population drop because of habitat loss and its being hunted by imported mink

Andrew Segal

BBC News

John Acres

BBC News

  • Published 6 minutes ago

About 200 water voles are being released into a river in south Devon as part of work to stop the species' national decline.

The voles are being introduced into the River Gara in Blackawton, near Dartmouth by the Habitat Group.

A small number is being directly released on Monday, organisers said, with others being left in cages to make their on own way out before the cages were taken away on Saturday.

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