European scientists are trying to extend protection to the Dytiscus marginalis beetles and other water beetles by going further than just restricting collection. The Water Beetle Specialist Group and the Saproxylic Invertebrate Project are two organizations that have been hard at work fostering the education, biodiversity, and conservation of the water beetle.
(Evans and Bellamy 1996)
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