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CLIP 2311

Water vole habitats

Water vole habitats
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Key Info
  • Water vole habitats
  • Duration: 01:19
  • Water voles are disappearing because of damage to their habitats. Water voles are small, brown, furry mammals. They live in holes or burrows in the river bank. Water voles need river banks to burrow in and they need vegetation for food and to hide from predators. One of the main reasons for their disappearance is habitat damage. In many places river banks are being reinforced by concrete, and on farmland cattle trample the banks and graze on the vegetation. Habitats are very fragile. Everything has its own balance and we need to try to maintain this balance.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Living Things in their Environments: Conservation

  • Keywords: water voles, environment, mammals, burrows, river banks, vegetation, food, predators, habitats, fragile, balance, food chain, Darwin
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip would be helpful when studying living things in their environment, habitats, food chains, conservation and protecting the environment.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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