18th November 2016

Flagship Pond Appeal Launched

Today we’re launching our Flagship Pond Appeal so that we can take care of the country’s finest ponds Over the last two years, Flagship Pond project staff, partners and volunteers have been working hard to study and assess 70 Flagship Pond sites and the fabulous plants and animals they support. We’ve drawn up plans of how we can help […]

18th October 2016

Flagship Pond photo competition launches soon

The Freshwater Habitats Trust is working with 70 Flagship Pond sites across England and Wales. Each one of them is a gem, a refuge, a bright beacon, supporting plants and animals that are fading fast from the rest of the countryside. The Flagship Pond mission is to protect these places by supporting the dedicated teams […]

15th September 2016

State of Nature 2016

It’s not too late to save UK nature but we must act now – that is the conclusion from a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife and research organisations behind the State of Nature 2016 report. Following on from the groundbreaking State of Nature report in 2013, leading professionals from 53 wildlife organisations have […]

7th June 2016

Oxford and the Thames: a national hotspot for freshwater wildlife

Oxford and the Thames: a national hotspot for freshwater wildlife A talk by Jeremy Biggs at South Hinksey Village Hall, OX1 5AS at 2 pm on Wednesday 29 June 2016 In this talk we’ll look at what makes the Oxford area so special for freshwater wildlife, what problems freshwaters in the area face and what the solutions are. […]

4th February 2016

Mud Snail found on Chailey Common

The rare Pond Mud Snail Omphiscola glabra has been found in a pond on Chailey Common in East Sussex. The discovery was made in December by Francesca Dunn, from the Freshwater Habitats Trust. Pond Mud Snail is a small and delicate wetland snail which was previously widespread across lowland England and Wales. However, in the […]

19th November 2015

UK Government taken to court over unprotected wetlands

Today WWF-UK, the Angling Trust and Fish Legal take the Government to the High Court accusing it of dragging its feet over the protection of England’s most precious rivers and wetlands. The Government legally committed to ensuring these sites were healthy by 2015. The three organisations claim that ministers stifled action to address harmful pollution […]

17th November 2015

Protect nature reserves from fracking

You can help protect our most important habitats by responding to the government consultation on fracking. Fracking to extract shale gas could pollute and drain our most important freshwater habitats. We believe it’s essential that fracking is not allowed on protected sites – read our fracking position statement. You can help by responding to the […]