Safeguarding the Menai rivers endangered Water vole population from the American Mink.
Menai Rivers seeks to respond to the threat the American Mink poses to biodiversity on Anglesey. Without intervention, this non-native predator could lead to the extinction of water voles on the island. This project will work with communities either side of the Menai Straits and establish a network of River Custodians to implement a programme of monitoring, engagement and control to ensure Anglesey remains a refuge for protected species.
The project will be run by Menter Mon over a 2-year period, covering 12 different river catchments on both Anglesey and in Gwynedd. A programme of activities will be implemented across the duration of the project including river biodiversity survey days, talks and guided walks. Trail cameras will be deployed to capture footage of wildlife on the rivers, in the hope to educate and excite local people about native species. This will be achieved through regular updates on our social media accounts, which will strive to engage the public and raise awareness of issues effecting riverside wildlife.