1st March 2019

New Forest fish surveys using eDNA

The New Forest is exceptionally important for its freshwater wildlife, and a new fish eDNA survey will help us keep it that way Many New Forest ponds, lakes, and headwater streams are in better condition than is usual for the lowland Britain because a large part of the surrounding land is made up of uncultivated […]

20th December 2018

Yorkshire Pillwort Update 2018

This summer we worked with site managers and volunteers to restore populations of Pillwort and Pond Mud Snail in Yorkshire – now the future looks a little brighter for these rare species Back in May 2018 we embarked upon a new project to protect the few remaining populations of Pillwort (Pilularia globulifera) and Pond Mud […]

27th November 2018

New Forest Catchment Partnership Water Forum 2018

Naomi Ewald reports back on the New Forest Water Forum from last week On behalf of the Freshwater Habitats Trust and the New Forest National Park Authority, a big thank you to all the attendees, speakers and helpers at November’s New Forest Catchment Partnership Water Forum event. The New Forest Catchment Partnership came into being […]

National Trust shines a light on small waters within the Estate

The National Trust has a vision, outlined in their 10 year strategy; to halt biodiversity loss and restore the parts of the natural environment, some 250,000 ha of land, freshwater ponds and streams, that are in its care This includes some notable freshwater sites, many of which have already been recognised as nationally important Flagship […]

20th November 2018

Do something for Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, on the 27th November, is about doing something for a cause that means something to you. We’ve put together some suggestions that would make a difference for freshwater wildlife Here at Freshwater Habitats Trust, we’ve been protecting freshwater wildlife for thirty years. We’ve only been able to achieve what we have because of […]

8th November 2018

Protect Water – take action now

With our partners in Wildlife and Countryside Link, we have launched a new campaign and we need your help – our waters are in danger! The European Commission could soon weaken the protection of our waters, rivers, lakes and streams at the urging of lobbying by businesses and from some EU Member States. These weakened laws […]

11th October 2018

Cothill Fen: Keeping it clean! 2018

How volunteers are protecting Cothill Fen from the growing tide of water pollution Cothill Fen, just south of Oxford, is a special place. It is internationally important, a rare alkaline fen, home to many sensitive freshwater plants and animals. But surrounded by land used intensively by humans, it’s under threat. Habitats like Cothill Fen develop […]