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30th July 2015

Meet the Team: PhD on new ponds

Cat is studying how well new ponds, created as part of the Million Ponds Project, are doing.  The PhD will help us improve our understanding of what makes some new ponds better for wildlife than others Tell me your name… Cat Stokowska And your job title? I’m a PhD Student.  My topic is “Restoring wetland function […]

25th June 2015

We have to #defendnature now!

The EU is reviewing key nature laws. Despite the laws being found appropriate and effective, the Habitats and Birds Directives are at risk of being weakened, leaving our freshwater wildlife even more vulnerable. European nature laws protect many of our freshwater plants and animals, as well as special freshwater habitats, making it illegal to disturb or damage […]

Beavers love ponds, so we love beavers!

Beavers are master engineers that can turn dried up landscapes into wetland wilderness. Our Director Jeremy visited a project in Devon which shows that beavers should be part of the mix to make the countryside fit for nature. In early June I went to see the Devon Beaver Project. At a secure site in northern Devon, a private […]

18th June 2015

Thank you, Dads!

Thank you, dads! And thank you grandads, uncles, father figures, in fact everyone inspiring a freshwater fever in future generations. Many of the staff here at the Freshwater Habitats Trust can tell you how their dad created opportunities for them to explore and discover nature, and freshwater wildlife in particular: Becca, our Communications Officer, recalls how her dad drew her into […]

Meet the Team: People, Ponds & Water Officer in Wales

Meet another member of our team, trudging the glorious hills and valleys of Wales to protect our precious pond wildlife Tell me your name… Hannah Shaw And your job title? Welsh Regional Project Officer for People, Ponds and Water What does that involve? It’s all about getting more people interested in ponds and pond conservation. […]

25th May 2015

Meet the Team: Fundraising Officer

Here’s the fourth in our series of posts where you can meet the Freshwater Habitats Trust team.  Bia is a relative newcomer to the Trust, but a vital part of what we do. Tell me your name… Beatriz (Bia) Guimarães And your job title? Fundraising Officer What does that involve? It involves raising funds for Freshwater Habitats […]

30th April 2015

Mediterranean Temporary Ponds in Sardinia

Jeremy Biggs, FHT Director, reports back on the recent Mediterranean temporary ponds conference in Sardinia. Freshwater Habitats Trust has close ties with freshwater biologists interested in ponds, small lakes and streams throughout Europe. As an organisation we’ve been instrumental in helping to increase understanding of the critical importance of small waters to freshwater life, particularly by […]