Microchips to bring globally endangered eels back from brink

Wild eels are being microchipped in a bid to bring them back from the brink of global extinction

Researchers catching eels at WWT Slimbridge
Researchers catching eels at Slimbridge

Wild eels are being microchipped in a bid to bring them back from the brink of global extinction.

Numbers of glass eels returning to the UK have decreased by 95% in the past 40 years due to habitat loss and obstructions in waterways hindering their movements, according to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT).

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