Monitor Migration of European Eels

ZSL recruiting volunteers to monitor migration through London's Rivers


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European eels

The European eel (Anguilla Anguilla) is critically endangered. Recruitment of young eels back into European rivers has rapidly declined over the last 30 years.

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The Zoological Society of London ZSL has been monitoring the migration of eels into the Thames catchment since 2005 and now needs your help to:
 check eel traps
 count and measure any eels present
 upload the data onto the ZSL website

Monitoring runs from April to September, so you can enjoy the summer in London’s rivers while collecting vital data to understand eels . At the end of the monitoring you will be invited to the 2016, Eel Forum at ZSL, London Zoo.

If you’d like to take part, following training sessions are available:

River Monitoring Site Partner Training Dates Registration
Brent Stoney Sluice, Brentford Canal and River Trust April 21 and May 19th at 6pm ccockel
Duke of Northumberland's Mogden Sewage Treatment Works, Isleworth Thames Water April 22nd and May 12th at 6pm ccockel
Hogsmill Middle Mill, Kingston Kingston Univer-sity March 16th and May 11th at 2pm S.Sivanesan
Lea Bow Locks, Bromley-by-Bow Thames 21 April 13th and May 17th at 6pm Karli.mccawley

Please register for your training session using the e-mail provided. For more information go to

March 31, 2016

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