Partners and funders

Who’s involved?

The Million Ponds Project is a collaboration of major landowners and land managers, co-ordinated by Freshwater Habitats Trust.

Partner organisations including Defence Infrastructure Organisation, the Environment Agency, RSPB, Ministry of Justice and the Forestry Commission are creating hundreds of ponds on their land and elsewhere.

The Tubney Charitable Trust, Natural England, and the Countryside Council for Wales (now Natural Resources Wales) funded project officers to help provide training and advice. The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Dulverton Trust have also supported the project.

Wildlife organisations like Buglife and the Aquatic Coleoptera Conservation Trust are providing information about pond creation for rare species.

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation is co-ordinating part of the project, in association with the Amphibian and Reptile Groups (ARGs), to encourage the creation and management of ponds for BAP amphibians and the pond-loving grass snake.

In addition to the original project partners, we will also be working with many more individuals and organisations, and we will continue to build partnership with organisations who are interested in pond creation.

The Million Ponds Project was supported by

Million Ponds Project partners