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Restoring, creating and managing ponds for wildlife


Manual aimed at landowners. Covers: different types of ponds, how to decide whether to create new ponds and/or restore existing ones, how to create a pond, choosing suitable locations, how to restore and manage a pond, how to find and restore a ‘ghost pond’, and managing invasive species.


Guidance type/project stage

  • Ecosystem creation
  • Implementation
  • Ecosystem management
  • Planning
  • Ecosystem restoration


  • Freshwater
  • Ponds

Challenges addressed

  • Biodiversity

Source | Freshwater Habitats Trust

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