Freshwater Habitats Trust’s aim is to protect freshwater life for everyone to enjoy


Our vision is that:

  • all threatened freshwater plants and animals have recovered and developed sustainable populations
  • the UK has a functioning network of freshwater habitats: The Freshwater Network
  • people value freshwater habitats and their wildlife

We deliver our conservation aims through our expert staff and our conservation, community, research and policy work.

Download our leaflet and read more about the work of the Freshwater Habitats Trust.

Freshwater Habitats Strategy

To find out more about what we want to achieve and how we aim to do it, please see our 2013 – 2020 strategy.

Annual Report and Accounts

Read our current Annual Report, and those of previous years here.

Become a Friend

Most of our work is funded through charitable donations, so if you would like to support us by joining our Friends for Freshwater scheme from as little as £5 per month please click here!

By joining us as a Friend for Freshwater you will help us safeguard the future of freshwater:

  • by creating thousands of new, clean water ponds for wildlife
  • by implementing recovery projects for our most endangered freshwater species
  • by campaigning to ensure better protection for freshwater habitats
  • by supporting research into managing and improving our freshwaters
  • by developing practical advice to help people manage and create new freshwater habitats

Contact details

Please contact us on info@freshwaterhabitats.org.uk.

For contact details for all staff please click here.

Who we are: for brief staff biographies click here.

Freshwater Habitats Trust is a charity (our charity number is 1107708) and we are guided by our board of Trustees.


Please keep an eye on our jobs page.