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Freshwater pearl mussels on the river bed
Freshwater pearl mussels on the river bed

Find out more about freshwater pearl mussels and wildlife crime

Find out more about project actions in Scotland, England and Wales

Find out more about educational resources



Pearls in Peril 
(LIFE+Nature) is an exciting nationwide project that will act to secure the future of this critically endangered species.  Read more


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Then look no further than JNCC's 'Inspiring Stories'!

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Pupils from Braemar Primary School planted trees at a tributary of the River Dee.

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Read the BBC article about illegal pearl mussel fishing in the Highlands