Anja Murray and the Eco Eye team journey through Ireland…
Eco Eye: Pristine Waters
30 years ago there were over 500 pure, unpolluted freshwater sites in Ireland, now there are only 21 left.
In this Eco Eye episode, ecologist Anja Murray explores the decline of Ireland’s high status water sites, home to Ireland’s longest living animal, the endangered Freshwater Pearl Mussel. On her journey she learns what can be done to bring them back to better health.
This includes a visit to KerryLife, a demonstration project to restore the endangered freshwater pearl mussel through sustainable land use management.
Also featured in this episode is EPA Ecologist Gary Free. Gary is part of the EPA’s Ecological Assessment and Monitoring team, who monitor the ecological health of Ireland’s rivers, lakes and coastal waters. You can find out more about this work by following @EPAEcology on Twitter.