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.
This project was carried out in collaboration with Chris Damant at Bernwood ECS Ltd, who has worked for several years on the population of Bechstein’s Bats in Bernwood Forest, Buckinghamshire. The Bechstein’s Bats of Bernwood Bechstein’s bats were only recently (2010) discovered in the Bernwood Forest area as part