Welcome to CrayfishSurveys.com. We are the leading experts in the field of crayfish surveys and management in Ireland.
The white-clawed crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes is Ireland’s only native crayfish species and it is listed on Annex II of the EU Habitats Directive. This website has been developed to promote our services, and also to raise awareness of the white-clawed crayfish and issues affecting this species and its habitats in Ireland. Ireland’s white-clawed crayfish populations are being affected significantly by habitat loss and degradation, and are at risk of being severely affected by disease and non-native invaders.
Throughout its natural range across Western Europe the distribution and abundance of white-clawed crayfish has been dramatically reduced in the last 100 years due to human disturbances such as overfishing, habitat destruction, pollution and the introduction of non-native crayfish species and their associated diseases.
The white-clawed crayfish is listed is listed under Appendix III of the Bern Convention (82/72/EEC) and Annexes II and V of the EU Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC). Ireland’s white-clawed crayfish populations are of international importance.
We are a business unit of ECOFACT Environmental Consultants – Ireland’s leading independent ecology and environmental management company. We are national experts on white-clawed crayfish.
If you need a survey or advice on crayfish please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at +353 61 419477.