Identify species and habitats at risk
We need to continue to identify species and habitats which are most urgently at risk, especially those which are in places with high levels of endangered and/or endemic species. We aim to establish projects not only in places where it is most needed, but where problems are being most overlooked or solutions are most difficult to achieve. Volunteers, community groups, and passionate naturalists and citizen scientists are crucial for keeping us aware of local environmental issues and concerns.
Assess what action is required
All projects and research we conduct are developed and executed to the highest social and scientific standards with the support of tangible evidence to identify factors and justify our involvement through feasibility studies. We connect with scientific and social advisors, including local stakeholders, who best understand their own needs and the needs of their communities, to assess project viability, and environmental impact, conduct ecological surveying, and produce comprehensive and accountable strategies of action.
Connect with local stakeholders
Community engagement is one of our major priorities as we try to tackle the ongoing loss of biodiversity across freshwater ecosystems. Increasingly, as battles are won and lost in the fight to protect nature, we understand that sustainable development, ecosystem management, and education are at the epicenter of the successful implementation of effective conservation initiatives. Inclusive, and actively anti-colonial conservation is essential for the genuine recovery of endangered ecosystems because facilitating incentives for local people to be interested in, take care of, and benefit from the natural thriving of their own environments works. Collaborative and supportive community-led strategies yield sustainable results that last for the long term. Equally, supporting local agriculture, business, and industry to steadily implement regenerative, and sustainable practices is a crucial part of the process.
Restoring, rehabilitating, and rewilding
Whether through ecological habitat restoration, in or ex-situ captive breeding and reintroduction, habitat creation, rewilding, or any of several other conservation strategies, our focus is to ensure freshwater habitats and their respective biological communities are able to thrive despite the impacts of human activity.
Produce and support research
Conducting and funding or assisting with research allows us to understand and shed light on factors affecting and influencing wildlife and their habitats, the roles that we humans play in those processes, and plan effective strategies to eliminate, mitigate or avoid undesirable outcomes. We can use research to inform legislative change at the local, national, and global levels, as well as guide environmental policy and action by key influencers.
Diversity, Equity, Equality, and Inclusion
We value, believe, and respect that truly fair and effective conservation requires diverse, just, equal, and inclusive organisations with teams comprising people of any race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, and parental stage, gender identity, sex or sexual orientation. We are committed to this set of values and to improving and monitoring our progress on this as the charity grows, and we understand that this is the only way to obtain a holistic approach in our work.