You can now view ponds for which we have data in our range of Googlemaps:
1. Make a selection from the maps below (note - the page will load quicker if you select a specific region).
2. In the tick boxes select either 'All' ponds for which we have data - or look at 'Priority ponds', 'Million Ponds Project ponds' or 'Flagship ponds'. You can also look at Important Areas for Ponds (IAPs).
3. Use your mouse to hover over a pond marker to display the name of the pond. You can also click on the marker for more information.
Priority Ponds include ponds that support species of conservation concern, rich assemblages, or important or distinctive pond types likely to support special freshwater plant and animal assemblages. They are identified using 4 main criteria. Click here for more details.
Important Areas for Ponds (IAPs) are geographical areas that support an important concentration of Priority Ponds. Note - we are working on identifying IAPs as and when funding becomes available, so there could be one near you! Click here for more details and downloadable IAP reports.
Flagship Ponds are a small subset of the very best Priority Ponds: each is of critical value to UK biodiversity because of the rare species and communities they support. It is estimated that there are approximately 700 Flagship ponds in the UK.