JOURNEY TO THE TIP OF SCOTLAND TO
Save a Bedrock Species
Join Spey as we launch an expedition to study the remote area of northwestern Scotland called Cape Wrath, thought to be one of the last remaining strongholds for a critically endangered species of freshwater mussel.
ALL IS NOT LOST
Why is this expedition important?
The freshwater pearl mussel is perilously threatened throughout its range and is classified by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature as critically endangered in Europe, having declined by 95 percent.
Scotland boasts some of the largest remaining populations, but even there, the population has halved within the last decade and is now extinct in 73 Scottish rivers. Integral for water purity and river health, this imperiled species demands the world’s attention.