Welcome to the Wildlife Ark Trust
The Wildlife Ark Trust is a registered charity. We are commited to the conservation of two of our most threatened native animals - the red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), and the water vole (Arvicola terrestris). Both face extinction because of the actions and disease associated with two alien pest species – the North American grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) and the American mink (Mustella vison).
The Wildlife Ark Trust is in favour of any conservation measure that will help the red squirrel and the water vole such as habitat management, supplementary feeding, scientific research etc. but we believe that the control of alien pest species’ numbers must be a priority. We also support the view that the immediate development of a vaccine to combat the effects of the squirrelpox virus in the red squirrels is vital.