20th August 2015

Important Freshwater Area pilot is underway

An Important Freshwater Area pilot begins in Oxfordshire this month to help protect and extend the most important sites for freshwater wildlife. Important Freshwater Areas are parts of the landscape with concentrations of vulnerable and endangered freshwater species, and high quality freshwater habitats. This pilot project, run by the Freshwater Habitats Trust and the River Thame Conservation Trust, has […]

13th July 2015

Protecting native amphibians from invasive disease

A newly-discovered species of chytrid fungal disease that can infect and kill a wide range of newts and salamanders has become established in a few wild amphibian populations in parts of Europe. The fungus, called Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (B.sal), is causing devastating population declines. It is thought to be spread internationally by the amphibian trade and unless all concerned (pet […]

16th June 2015

Desk space available to rent in Oxford

We have 2 desks available to rent here at our head office in Oxford. The office is set in a beautiful park location and has a nice relaxed atmosphere. If you are looking for desk space in the Oxford/Headington area, and you work for an environmental/conservation or ethical organisation, this could be the perfect place […]

2nd June 2015

Big Pond Dip – what makes a garden pond great?

We know that one of the best things you can do for wildlife in the garden is to put in a pond. But amazingly nobody really knows what you need to do to make a garden pond great for wildlife. The Big Pond Dip aims to fix that. This survey is now open to help us […]

19th May 2015

Interim Finance Director vancancy

We are now recruiting for an interim Finance Director based at our Oxford office. We are looking for an enthusiastic charity finance professional for a one year maternity cover.  The post holder will take full responsibility for all aspects of the charity’s financial activities and will contribute to strategic planning and organisational management as a member […]

30th March 2015

FBA Pearl Mussel Project Manager vacancy

The Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) is looking for a Project Manager to work on a new freshwater pearl mussel project. The FBA is a charity dedicated to the understanding and the sustainable management of fresh waters around the globe. Founded in 1929, we are a membership organisation with a rich history and we pride ourselves […]

26th March 2015

The shocking state of England’s rivers

As the Environment Agency releases figures today that reveal just 17% of England’s rivers are in good health, the Blueprint for Water is urging communities across England to make a stand and speak up for the rivers, lakes, wetlands and beaches that they love.