9 February 2009

World's wetlands get recognition

Froglife is today attending the World Wetlands Day conference in London, organised by CIWEM-CMS.

This year's conference will look toward the future and address the issues needed to achieve conservation goals for wetlands over the next five years.

Wetlands are of significance for many amphibians, as well as for reptiles, birds, invertebrates and mammals. Human livelihoods and health are cited as inherently linked to effective wetland protection.

Water conservation is an important policy area for Froglife in 2009. Froglife lead the Standing Water Habitat Action Plan for Greater London and also for Cambridgeshire.

In addition we are also producing results on-the-ground. In the next two years Froglife is aiming to create at least 32 new ponds, and to restore more than 50 ponds, for the benefit of amphibians and reptiles (and wider biodiversity) in England and Scotland, through projects like London Living Water and Ponds in the Landscape.

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