Welcome to the new pearls in peril website

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Look forward to more information on what we are doing to conserve our dramatically declining freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera. A visit to our site will show you beautiful images and the latest progress in delivering our project actions, with special mentions and updates on the amazing work of our volunteers and partners. There are a total of 21 rivers across Britain involved, all of which are NATURA 2000 sites and are designated as Special Areas of Conservation (SACs).

Here you can access and download information on freshwater pearl mussel ecology, project leaflets, posters, scientific papers, and much more. A lot of which will help aid 'Pearls in the Classroom' a great education programme raising awareness of the freshwater pearl mussel amongst children.