News

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 […]

3rd November 2015

New Flagship pond for York’s Rawcliffe Meadows

The creation of a new pond will boost the wildlife of a nationally important Flagship Pond site at Rawcliffe Meadows this week. On Thursday 5th November a new pond will be dug at Rawcliffe Meadows Flood Basin, part of the Ouse Ings floodplain to the north of the City of York. Freshwater Habitats Trust’s Flagship Ponds project is helping […]

13th October 2015

Response for Nature

We are challenging our governments to make the 25 year plan for the natural environment really work for nature | Response for Nature We have joined 25 other nature conservation organisations to launch Response for Nature.  This report highlights the priority actions that government needs to take to respond to the parlous state of our wildlife. Two […]

15th September 2015

Putting nature at heart of plans for farming and water

Environment sector sets out visions for farming and for water in two influential publications Voluntary organisations have come together to produce ambitious visions for England’s farmland and the country’s water. Wildlife and Countryside Link (Link) – a coalition of 46 voluntary organisations – has produced two significant publications. Farming fit for the Future and Water […]