Pond Conservation's aim is to protect and increase the freshwater biodiversity of landscapes, using ponds as a major focus.
Ponds are a unique resource for wildlife, an important part of our history and culture and provide an amenity for many communities. Ponds also play an important role in water management and carbon capture.
Ponds are as important for biodiversity as rivers and lakes and have many rare species. But ponds are a threatened habitat - the number in the UK has estimated to have declined by over a third from the 1940s to the 1980s.
We deliver our conservation aims through our expert staff and our conservation, community, research and policy work.
Pond Conservation strategy
For more about Pond Conservation, our history, ethos and objectives looking forward, then read our 2008-2018 strategy here.
Most of our work is funded through charitable donations, so if you would like to support us by joining our supporters' scheme and receiving quarterly newsletters, water tests and advice, from as little as £2 per month please click here!
By joining us as supporter...
...you are helping to support our conservation work to protect freshwater wildlife.
Your money will help freshwater wildlife?
by implementing recovery projects for our most endangered freshwater species by campaigning to ensure better protection for pond ecosystems by supporting research into improving our freshwaters by developing practical advice to help people manage and create ponds
- by creating thousands of new, clean water ponds for wildlife
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01865 483249.
For contact details for all staff please click here.
Who we are: for brief staff biographies click here.
Pond Conservation: the Water Habitats Trust is a charity (our charity number is 1107708) and we are guided by our board of Trustees.
We will keep events that we are involved with up to date on this page, so check it out for pond related fun in your area.
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