Invitation to tender: Devon Crayfish Ark project officer

The Devon Crayfish Ark Project is a collaboration between the Wild Planet Trust (based at Paignton Zoo), Environment Agency, Nicky Green Associates and Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (focussing on the River Culm), and Bristol Zoological Gardens. The aim of the project is to safeguard white-clawed crayfish populations in Devon through the establishment of ark sites. This follows the highly successful Culm Community Crayfish project.

The group is producing a Devon crayfish action plan which outlines the actions required to safeguard Devon’s crayfish populations. Work has already started on some elements of the action plan, including surveys and initial ark site investigations in the Culm catchment and the setting up of a white-clawed crayfish hatchery at Paignton Zoo. This project will continue to develop the ark site work inthe River Culm catchment and initiate a similar process to establish ark sites for the Creedy/Yeo white-clawed crayfish population. The successful candidate will work closely with the project crayfish specialist, Nicky Green, and local volunteers on both river catchments.

Download Invitation to tender for Devon Crayfish Ark Project Officer [pdf]

Contract start 9 March 2020

Contract end: 30 November 2020

Deadline for tender submissions: 5pm, 15 February 2020

White-clawed crayfish

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