News

22nd October 2020

PondNet great crested newt eDNA: 2020 Results are in!

We are glad to announce that we now have the results in for the sixth year of the Defra/Natural England funded PondNet eDNA Great Crested Newt Monitoring Project! With COVID-19 playing havoc with everyone’s lives this year we had a herculean task completing all our surveys in 2020. In just one month, using kits provided […]

15th June 2020

Policy guidance on benefits of clean water ponds

In April 2020 we published the results of new research on the unprecedented benefits for freshwater biodiversity of creating clean water ponds. The work is part of the Water Friendly Farming project which is a decade long collaborative project undertaken jointly with the Allerton Project of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, the Environment Agency […]

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 – […]