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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

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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

           

Freshwater pearl mussels (Margaritifera margaritifera)  live 'hidden' in cold, fast flowing rivers, yet this species is embedded in our history, culture and biodiversity. Pearls in Peril (LIFE+Nature) is an exciting nationwide project that will act to secure the future of this critically endangered species.  Read more...