The Freshwater Habitats Trust have recently joined the Farm Wildlife partnership, bringing the number of participating conservation organisations to nine. They join the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust, Bat Conservation Trust, Buglife, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Butterfly Conservation, Plantlife, RSPB and The Wildlife Trusts.

"The Freshwater Habitats Trust is an evidence-based conservation charity, working throughout England and Wales, with a strong science grounding and we target our work where evidence suggests it will be most effective. Whilst ponds are extraordinarily important habitats for freshwater biodiversity, we are concerned with all freshwaters including those that are small and undervalued like headwater streams, ponds, flushes, and ditches. We are working in partnership with people, communities and organisations to get the best results for freshwater wildlife and to ensure freshwaters are better valued by increasing people’s enjoyment, knowledge and experience of them."

Farm Wildlife was established to provide a single, joined-up source of advice for the conservation of farmland wildlife, and the knowledge and expertise of the Freshwater Habitats Trust will be greatly valued as the partnership reviews and develops its advice in the future.

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