Important Freshwater Areas
Biodiversity hotspots where we can make a difference
A vital part of the Freshwater Network, Important Freshwater Areas delineate significant concentrations of freshwater biodiversity. From upland river catchments to lush lowland pondscapes, we will protect and better manage these biodiversity hotspots, where rare and threatened plant and animal species are still hanging on.
Building the Freshwater Network
Find out more about how we’re creating, restoring and protecting habitats in Important Freshwater Areas.