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The Members Area includes a new look ARC nature reserves section with an interactive map, a resources library and news and events section. Take a look around and let us know what you think via [email protected] 

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Amphibian and Reptile Conservation along with Freshwater Habitats Trust have just released a new 32-page leaflet full of helpful advice about creating and maintaining garden ponds for wildlife.

Every year, we get many queries about how to look after ponds and the wildlife that lives in it, so we're hoping that this is leaflet can help to answer those burning questions.

Garden ponds are an important refuge for our native species, in particular freshwater invertebrates and amphibians. Creating a pond is the single greatest thing you can do to boost wildlife in your area, as well as bring nature right to your doorstep. They're also the perfect opportunity to learn more about the opportunities that even the smallest pond can provide for animals, plants and fungi.

Sadly, natural ponds are threatened by pollution, the changing climate, drainage, and development, and many are in very poor condition. However, gardeners have created a staggering additional 2-3 million garden ponds to help wildlife continue to thrive in the UK. Ponds in urban areas in particular are incredibly important to common frogs, common toads and our native newt species.

The booklet is bursting with top tips on how to manage your pond through the year, choosing plants that benefit wildlife, what to do if your pond dries out, and what animals you might come across in your pond! It's a one stop shop for all your garden pond enquiries. 

Download the leaflet here!