• Question: Is your population recovering and if so, how much human intervention was required to do so?

    Asked by jcampbell718 to Fen Raft Spider on 13 Nov 2017.
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      Fen Raft Spider answered on 13 Nov 2017:

      My populations are not really recovering yet – although people are working really hard to try to change this, including doing some captive breeding (where the spiders are reared in a safe environment) and then releasing these captively bred spiders into the wild to see if they can boost the population that is there. It’s a long, hard process, but worth it…