Fen raft spider

Brought back from the brink of extinction through a project of captive breeding and translocation, the fen raft spider is now thriving at both Castle Marshes and Carlton & Oulton Marshes.

Browse the news items below to find out more about this project:

Over a thousand rare spiders released at Carlton Marshes


As the second phase of an ambitious translocation programme funded by the BBC Wildlife Fund, hundreds of fen raft spiderlings have been released at Carlton Marshes down stream of the first release site at Castle Marshes last October.

A milestone for fen raft spider project


A collaboration between Suffolk and Sussex Wildlife Trusts is helping to save one of Britain’s rarest spiders.

Raft spider footage details behaviour never filmed before


Wildlife documentary film making student James Dunbar has produced a short film on the secret life of the raft spider.