News

1st September 2013

State of Nature

Freshwater and wetlands – our ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, ditches, canals, reservoirs, reedbeds, fens and marshes – occupy just 3% of the UK’s land surface, but support around 10% of our species. Yet, these habitats and the species they support are amongst the most threatened part of the natural world. In Britain, 80% of ponds […]

1st August 2013

Influencing National Policy

Protecting ponds by influencing policy – The National Ecosystem Assessment and National Environment White Paper In June 2011 the British Government published two major reports – the National Ecosystem Assessment and the Natural Environment White Paper. Both are important milestones in the way we think about protecting the environment and will have a big influence […]

1st January 2013

Great Crested Newt habitat report

Natural England releases the results from the most comprehensive investigation into the population status and distribution of great crested newts in Britain. The one year study commissioned by Natural England and carried out by Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, sheds new light on the status of great crested newts, but conservationists are concerned by some of […]

1st September 2012

Toads in amplexus – but its nearly October

Something unusual is going on today in the ponds at Buscot Park in Oxfordshire!! One of our keen-eyed supporters, Elizabeth Fever found all sorts of pond activity when she visited the National Trust property at Buscot park this week. Despite the lateness of the season, it is 1st October tomorrow, the unusually warm weather has […]

1st October 2011

Record-breaking dig

The Record Breaking 50 Pond Challenge on 22 & 23 October 2011 50 Pond Challenge Group Photo copyright Neil PhilipsWe did it – setting a world record for the number of wildlife ponds created by hand in 24 hours. The 50 pond challenge team dug a total of 50 new clean water ponds in just […]

1st January 2011

Million Ponds Project Year 2 report

Latest: Download the Million Ponds Project year 2 report published today (26th January 2011)…. Low res version (989kb) High res version (4187kb)

1st March 2010

Annual Report 09/10

If you would like to download the Pond Conservation Annual Report for the year April 2009-March 2010 you can do so here. In an exciting year for us our Annual Report explains… how we have continued with the Million Ponds Project; creating clean water ponds to help hundreds of freshwater species, how results from the […]