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Perlenbachtal (also called Perlbachtal) is the name given to the valley of the Rur tributary Perlenbach in Belgium and Germany, in which - on the border between the two states - there are two German-protected nature reserves with a total area of 398 hectares.
The name derives from the valley of the freshwater pearl mussel, which used to be native to riverbed colonies. Today, it is considered almost extinct here as well. Only a few ancient specimens are preserved in a hidden place, which is made known only to scientists because of the danger of negligent destruction.de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perlenbachtal
April 23, 2018
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