Study

Million Ponds Project pond conservation - year 4 report

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Raise awareness amongst the general public through campaigns and public information

Action Link
Amphibian Conservation

Engage landowners and other volunteers to manage land for amphibians

Action Link
Amphibian Conservation
  1. Raise awareness amongst the general public through campaigns and public information

    A study in 2012 of the Million Ponds Project in England and Wales, UK (Million Ponds Project 2012) found that 1,023 ponds were created, over 60 organizations were involved and more than 1,016 people were trained in pond creation at 57 events. In 2008–2012, the project team worked with landowners and managers to create the 1,023 ponds for rare and declining pond species. There was good coverage of the project in national and regional media and articles in more specialist publications. The aim of the 50-year initiative was to change attitudes so that pond creation becomes a routine activity in land management practices. Policy makers and the media were targeted to help raise awareness. Pond creation and management training courses were provided to partner and non-partner organizations. Over 50 factsheets were produced for an online toolkit and funding for pond creation was also provided.

     

  2. Engage landowners and other volunteers to manage land for amphibians

    A study in 2012 of the Million Ponds Project in England and Wales, UK (Million Ponds Project 2012) found that in 2008–2012 the project team worked with landowners and managers to create 1,023 ponds for rare and declining species. Over 60 organizations were involved and more than 1,016 people were trained in pond creation at 57 events. The aim of the 50-year initiative, started in 2008, was to change attitudes so that pond creation becomes a routine activity within land management. Pond creation and management training courses were provided to partner and non-partner organizations. Over 50 factsheets were produced as part of an online toolkit and funding for pond creation was also provided.

     

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