News

20th November 2013

FHT launch photo competition

We are launching our first-ever photo competition: Celebrating freshwater habitats through the seasons. Successful entrants will have their photo showcased in our 2015 calendar. We are looking for images that capture the beauty and diversity of our freshwaters and the wildlife which inhabit them, throughout the calendar year.  We don’t want to influence you too […]

13th November 2013

Small water bodies, big opportunities

Small water bodies are largely ignored by European & UK legislation.  However, we want to change this. A workshop took  place, Thursday 14 November,  to facilitate more in-depth cooperation for developing and coordinating future research and practical initiatives on the protection and management of small water bodies in Europe. The workshop was held in Brussels, […]

23rd October 2013

New site for Pondweed Leafhopper

The Pondweed Leafhopper is a very rare and very distinctive little bug.  Their dark blue bodies are covered in a coating of bright blue powder. Until recently the Pondweed Leafhopper had only been recorded at four ponds in the South East of England.  However, we are pleased to report that they have now been discovered […]

22nd October 2013

Browse what we’re doing in Magazine Lane

We are now in our second year of working in partnership with the New Forest National Park Authority and other stakeholders on the New Forest Catchment Project. The New Forest is an outstanding area for freshwater wildlife, with some headwaters and ponds reaching the very highest standards for water quality and representing near natural conditions. […]

11th September 2013

Pond Conservation is now Freshwater Habitats Trust

Freshwater Habitats Trust is launched today to spearhead the fight against biodiversity loss in Britain’s freshwaters. The Freshwater Habitats Trust will build on 25 years work as Pond Conservation, to bring a new approach to protecting our streams, ponds, ditches, rivers and lakes. The new Trust will place particular emphasis on creating areas of clean […]

1st September 2013

Heritage Lottery Fund success

Pond Conservation has received initial support for a £965,000 bid from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its ‘People, Ponds and Water’ project. Theproject aims to protect the UK’s freshwaters by involving people in survey and practical conservation work on ‘priority ponds’ which are home to the some of our most precious freshwater wildlife – […]

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 […]