Stewart J. Clarke

Is the Vendace, Britain’s rarest freshwater fish, on the brink of extinction?

The Vendace is an enigmatic species of fish, and few people are aware of its existence. In the UK, this ice-age relict survives at only two natural sites, both in the Lake District. Although the Vendace population has recently increased at these sites, the species faces numerous threats to its survival. It is hoped, however,

Lowland oligotrophic lakes in England – an examination of these English rarities

Lakes (waterbodies larger than 1ha) are some of the most iconic but, in conservation terms, overlooked habitats of the English landscape. Whilst other areas of the UK may have more lakes, England's varied geology supports a wide range of different types of lake, including a group of lakes that are very rare across the whole of

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