Priority Ponds

In the mid-2000s we developed the Pond Habitat Action Plan with the Environment Agency and other statutory agencies to protect the most important ponds – Priority Ponds – and the wildlife that lives in them.

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Habitat Action Plans were part of the government’s biodiversity protection plans at the time but are not now used. However, the priorities for protecting ponds that we identified at the time are still relevant – and still guide much of our pond work.