We want these back at Cromwell Bottom ! (As well as along the canals, where they were when I was a schoolboy in the 1960s.) jamieharrop2015-05-22T08:21:00+01:00May 22nd, 2015|0 Comments Survey water voles – Peoples Trust for Endangered Species Water voles in the UK are threatened with extinction. You can help by volunteering for our national water vole survey to regularly monitor sites. PTES.ORG This came through on Facebook from PTES.ORG. You can also help by monitoring your local patch regularly through the Halifax Scientific Society. No Comments Dave Brotherton May 28, 2015 at 10:30 am - Reply It would be lovely to have them back on the canals & rivers & streams, there used to be loads when I was akid though they were called water rats in my day, which didn't help them and now that Mink are on the uprise again I can't see it happening but fingers crossed for them. Steve Blacksmith June 3, 2015 at 9:20 am - Reply Mink are the main suspects in the demise of the Water Vole. What are the authorities doing to eradicate it? Otters are said to oust Mink, but they live at such low densities (one source tells me one Otter per 6 miles of waterway) that other measures seem essential. If anyone would like to start to start regular monitoring of a certain stretch of water, lets try together to cover the whole of the Calder Valley in Calderdale. Some observers already cover the upper valley. Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.