We’re very excited to be heading to the CIEEM Autumn Conference next week. The topic this year is mitigation, which got us thinking about all the ways in which DNA-based tools can help with maximising the chances of positive mitigation outcomes, particularly in regards to translocating amphibians. When moving animals to
The white-clawed crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes or WCCs are protected in the UK through the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) under schedule 5 where both the taking S.9(1) and the sale S.9(5) is illegal. They are also protected under European law in the Bern convention 1979 as an Appendix III species.