Bidding to save Derbyshire’s crayfish from an American ‘plague’

Derbyshire Crayfish

Catherine Roth meets the man leading a pioneering project to conserve the county’s native crayfish.

A CONSERVATION project to protect our native crayfish from being wiped out by its larger American cousins  is now taking place in Derbyshire.  Carl Hawke, ecologist and wildlife advisor at the National Trust, who instigated the project, explains: “Our native, white-clawed crayfish are being replaced by aggressive non-native species…