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PiP came 1st in the 'Partnership & Multiple Benefit Project' category of the 2017 UK River Prize & Nigel Holmes Trophy.  Visit the RRC website to learn more about the prize and to read about the other finalists.

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Visit SNH's YouTube channel 'ScotNaturalHeritage1' or click on this link - Pearls in Peril YouTube video - to watch our brand new video about work undertaken by the project.

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Mo The Mussel has been recognised by the European Commission as a great public relations tool.  Read the praise for Mo and others at the LIFE programme website.


As part of the Pearls in Peril project, the Ness and Beauly Fisheries Trust have managed to successfully encyst a number of young salmon and trout with juvenile mussels.  Go to the Ness District Salmon Fishery Board Facebook page to find out more.

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This is the first in a series of talks to be hosted by the West Cumbria Rivers Trust.  The talk is by Ian Winfield from the Centre of Ecology and Hydrology on “The fall and rise of Vendace in Bassenthwaite Lake”.  This rare and special species of fish was thought to be extinct until its recent reappearance.

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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. They planted rowan and hazel on the Invercauld Estate during a day led by The River Dee Trust.  Read their story at the Woodland Trust website .

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

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Improvements made to the River South Esk as part of the Pearls in Peril project were shortlisted for the prestigious Saltire Award.  Find out if we won.

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See the third and final short video highlighting Pearls in Peril project work on the River Ehen.  It can be viewed @MoTheMussel or by going to the West Cumbria Rivers Trust website where you can view all 3 enjoyable clips.