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Project to save and research Slovak crayfish

THE EUROPEAN crayfish is a species that serves as “is a litmus test” as to the cleanliness of the waters and environment, as well as of their changes. As they are now rare in Slovakia, Volkswagen Slovakia and the department of Zoology of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Comenius University in Bratislava have launched a project to study European crayfish with the hope bringing more crayfish back to Slovakia.

(Source: TASR)

THE EUROPEAN crayfish is a species that serves as “is a litmus test” as to the cleanliness of the waters and environment, as well as of their changes. As they are now rare in Slovakia, Volkswagen Slovakia and the department of Zoology of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Comenius University in Bratislava have launched a project to study European crayfish with the hope bringing more crayfish back to Slovakia.

The project called “Zachraňujeme raky pre Slovensko” (We Save Crayfish for Slovakia) has built a breeding station for crayfish in the complex of one of the most up-to-date wastewater treatment plants in Slovakia, in the Devínska Nová ves suburb of Bratislava, the TASR newswire wrote. Its construction was preceded by tests that showed that the treated water from the plant is clean enough to foster the breeding of the crayfish.

Head of the project, Eduard Stloukal of the Zoology Department, explained that the project includes studying the habitats of the crayfish and then releasing the original species to natural biotopes where their population is decreasing and threatening to become extinct. The opening of the breeding station on May 21 also marked the official launch of the project. After the first phase, in which the European crayfish will be reproduced and released, the second phase will also include stone crayfish.

Volkswagen Slovakia’s cooperation with Comenius University is part of its Think Blue Factory project for environmental and natural research.

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