Creating countryside ponds for wildlife

The Pond Creation Toolkit includes factsheets to freely download.

If you are a landowner or manager and want to create ponds, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve used our years of experience and research to bring you evidence-based advice on creating ponds that make a real difference for freshwater wildlife.

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Our policy as an organisation is to make all the information we produce open access, without restriction. That’s why these resources are completely free for everyone to download and use. As a charity, we rely on donations to create resources that are accessible to everyone, so please support our work.

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Some of the Pond Creation Toolkit resources are also available in Welsh.

Advice factsheets

Dealing with issues such as birdstrike, planning permission, and ponds in public access areas.

BAP species lists

You can see the full list of BAP species for England here and for Wales here.

Aggregates factsheets

Specifically targeted at pond creation on mineral sites.