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Recent UK Projects Trees for Life - Allt Na Muic Woodland Restoration Project Trees for Life - Glen Affric - Caledonian Forest restoration Woodland Trust - Woods on your doorstep - Tramlines, Springfield Copse and Wantley Dragon Wood  Save our Squirrels Save our Squirrels Lancashire Wildlife Trust - Mossland Restoration Project Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust - The Blue Butterfly Scheme Wildlife Trust (BCNP) - Old Sulehay habitat protection Oxfordshire Woodland Project - Pruning workshop Butterfly Conservation - Grafton Wood Restoration - The Brown Hairstreak Butterfly The Woodland Trust - Woodland Creation in The Vale of Glamorgan Devon Wildlife Trust - Ash Moor habitat restoration Wiltshire Wildlife Trust - Blakehill airfield habitat restoration RSBP - House sparrows in schools Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust - Water Vole Conservation Project - London wetlands Centre Barnes Kent Wildlife Trust - Lydden and Temple Ewell Hedgerow project Dorset Wildlife Trust - Purchase of Winfrith Heath: SSSI Sussex Wildlife Trust - Ebernoe Common habitat protection Scottish Native Woods - Restoring and managing Riparian Woodlands

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Water vole on one of the new feeding platforms at the site. Photo: © WWT

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Water Vole Conservation Project - London wetlands Centre Barnes

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust was founded in 1946 by Sir Peter Scott, whose aim was 'to establish a centre for the scientific study, public display, and conservation of the wildfowl of the world'. Today they are a world leader for the protection of swans, geese, ducks and flamingoes and work to save and restore ponds, lakes, rivers and other wetlands with associated wildlife and plants. Over the last century, in the UK alone, half of our wetlands have been lost; and globally the loss of wetlands is accelerating as populations increase and competition for resources soar. WWT have recently begun the Water Vole Conservation Project to introduce conservation areas to promote the recovery of water vole populations that current estimates suggest has declined by over 94% in the last century. This due predominantly to destruction and pollution of habitat. To achieve their recovery it is important that WWT: manage and restore habitat through the establishment of appropriate emergent vegetation - including reeds, yellow flag and sedges;diversify the water course structures and create pools where appropriate. To this end a 3 year management program has been initiated at the London Wetlands Centre, Barnes. Restore UK is funding this project, including the purchase of specialist tools and equipment vital to the habitat restoration and management, as well as for the essential pest control and monitoring activity.

http://www.restoreuk.org/projectsuk.php?prj=191

Of all the trees that grow so fair,
Old England to adorn,
Greater are none beneath the Sun,
Than Oak, and Ash, and Thorn.

Rudyard Kipling
A Tree Song