More than the humble yabbie: conserving Australia’s freshwater crayfish

Above: Glenelg spiny cray; below: richness of freshwater cray species (l), & richness of threatened crays (r). Images: Lucie Bland

Above: Glenelg spiny cray;
below: richness of freshwater cray species (l), & richness of threatened crays (r). Images: Lucie Bland

Australia has nearly a quarter of the world’s 600 freshwater crayfish species, but we lag far behind in conserving them (and other invertebrates). Over at Decision Point, Qaecologist Lucie Bland shines a bright light on these fascinating yet neglected species, and discusses what we can do to conserve them.

From mountain streams to desert burrows, boiled in pots to boiled by climate change, you can read it in full here.

And remember, look out for Decision Point each month to see latest science from Qaeco and other members of the Environmental Decisions Group explained outside of the journal form.

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