The crayfish conservation manual provides best practice advice and guidance in one easy-to-follow publication, with references, case-studies and examples, to help ecologists and encourage future conservation efforts.
This manual includes both conservation and mitigation processes regarding the white-clawed crayfish in England. The manual only refers to English legislation. In other countries, the white-clawed crayfish is protected by legislation that is not detailed within this publication.
A blank recording form and population profile can be downloaded here and printed for personal use.
Ian Marshall is an ecologist who has worked for over fifteen years in the field of conservation and ecology. He is currently the Biodiversity Technical Specialist for the Environment Agency's North East Area and is the National Lead for white-clawed craysh in England, giving advice and guidance to other keen astacologists. He has helped to foster and develop numerous crayfish partnerships in both Yorkshire and Northumberland, resulting in the creation of partner-led monitoring and the creation of numerous ark sites across these regions. His key interest is delivering practical crayfish conservation outcomes utilising the latest academic research.
Jen Nightingale is a conservation ecologist, who has worked in this field for over 20 years and currently she is the UK Conservation Manager at Bristol Zoological Society. Jen is a lead partner of the South West Crayfish Partnership, which she helped establish in 2009. Jen has a PhD in white-clawed crayfish aquaculture and her current focus areas ark site establishment and producing captive bred WCC for release and outreach.