News

3rd June 2020

Dig ponds to increase biodiversity!

Digging clean water ponds in the countryside can deliver “unprecedented” gains for freshwater biodiversity, with new study showing they significantly boost wetland plant diversity and numbers of rare species. New research shows that creating clean-water ponds in the farmed countryside can dramatically increase levels of freshwater biodiversity, protecting our fragile ecosystems, and almost trebling the […]

11th May 2020

Boris Johnson ‘should prioritise a green recovery’

Along with dozens of environmental and business organisations, Freshwater Habitats Trust is calling on the Prime Minister to prioritise a green recovery as ‘the new normal’. We are urging the government to put nature and climate at the heart of decisions for the recovery effort, for healthy communities and a resilient economy, in an open […]

29th April 2020

Freshwater Habitats Trust’s response to Coronavirus

In accordance with the latest Government Health Guidelines the single most important action we can all take is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives. Where possible our staff have been asked to work from home, and all of us will be following social distancing guidelines. You will still […]

26th February 2020

#SpawnSurvey 2020… get involved now!

It’s that time of year again….spring is almost upon us and our beloved frogs and toads are beginning to stir! Help us collect data on the whereabouts of these special creatures by taking part in our PondNet Spawn Survey 2020! From February until May we will be running our survey to collect important data on […]

13th December 2019

Jeremy’s Christmas Message 2019

In 2019 we’ve worked with partners all over the country to protect freshwater wildlife. All of our work aims to protect the best freshwater habitats – many of which are still declining in quality – and return clean water to the countryside, tackling head-on the freshwater biodiversity crisis. We’re especially concerned about small waters – […]

1st November 2019

Nature inspires a flood alleviation solution

A Natural Flood Management scheme on the River Leck, designed to work with nature by emulating naturally occurring woody debris, could help protect a north Buckinghamshire community at risk of flooding from a swollen river. Twenty five ‘leaky dams’ are being built in the headwaters of the River Leck, a tributary of the River Great […]

7th October 2019

‘Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers’ Landscape Partnership

Communities, schools and the landscape of the Brecks will benefit from another series of exciting landscape and heritage conservation projects thanks to a £2m grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Freshwater Habitats Trust, Suffolk County Council and The Brecks Fen Edge & Rivers Landscape Partnership are delighted to announce that the proposal for a […]