European Pond Conservation Network

The European Pond Conservation Network  promotes the conservation of ponds and their biodiversity in a changing European landscape.


Individuals and organisations carrying out research and practical conservation projects across Europe come together under the EPCN banner.  Every two years, a workshop is held to share the latest knowledge and the effectiveness of pond conservation projects.

In May 2008, the network published The Pond Manifesto, which aims to ‘provide a wake-up call to the importance of ponds and the outline of a strategey that will help us use, maintain and enjoy ponds in the decades ahead’.

To join the network and to read more about the EPCN and its work, go to