Edible London get a new wildlife pond at Harmony Gardens!

The Build! This week we were very pleased to finally get to work with our good friends over at Edible London to install a brand new wildlife pond and wildflower bank in their community food growing space in North London’s Harmony Gardens, part of Haringey’s Lordship Recreation Grounds on Broadwater Farm Estate in Tottenham. From […]

Gospel Oak springs to life with new community wildlife pond and wildflower bed

This weekend, members of the London-based freshwater conservation charity Freshwater Life Project came together with local people and community organizations in Camden’s Gospel Oak to build a community wildlife pond with a wildflower bed with the aim of making a small contribution toward improving biodiversity in the city, and to serve as both a feature […]

British Killifish Association donates £500 to Killifish Conservation in honour of late Mick Agnew

Following on from the hugely successful Fishkeeping Extravaganza event where several fishkeeping associations came together to deliver a collaborative aquarium convention last month, the British Killifish Association has pledged a donation of £500 towards a newly formed global fund dedicated to offering grants towards killifish conservation. The fund, known as the Mick Agnew Killifish Conservation […]

Red listed Grey Wagtail bird spotted at London inner city pond

Excited local community members from Kentish Town in Northwest London were ecstatic this week when they spotted a Grey Wagtail bird (Motacilla cinerea) feeding on aquatic invertebrates in their recently restored wildlife pond. The pond, previously vandalized and neglected for several years, had up until a few months ago comprised only a black plastic tub, […]

Lecture: From aquarist to conservationist

Location:  Holiday Inn South Normanton, Carter Lane East, South Normanton DE55 2EH Alfreton M1, Junction 28. Time: Doors open at 9am Fee:  £5 in advance from killis.org.uk or £7 on the day at the door (limited numbers) Information: In this one-hour talk, Chris Englezou will share his experiences getting into fishkeeping, and his personal journey […]

Camden Council help fund new community wildlife pond in Kentish Town

Kentish Town’s urban wildlife received a welcome addition to their predominantly concrete surroundings recently thanks to a great initiative co-funded by the conservation charity Freshwater Life Project, and Camden Council. Together with local community members, the Freshwater Life Project team transformed this forgotten space at a local community hub into a fully-fledged wildlife pond within […]

New research finds three populations of one Cypriot fish species to each be unique!

Newly published work first initiated in 2018 has revealed something very special about the Cyprus killifish, Aphanius fasciatus. The Freshwater Life Project team collaborated with researchers based at The Universita di Pisa, in Italy to analyse specimens of the Cyprus killifish with the aim of determining how closely related they are to their conspecifics from […]

Mexican politician releases 15,000 non-native fish into natural waterway!

Freshwater Life Project founder Chris Englezou posted a public appeal a week ago via Facebook asking for support from aquarium stores and the pet industry to promote a new Invasive Species awareness initiative after a post went viral of a local politician in Mexico carelessly releasing 15,000 non-native Tilapia into a natural wetland for world […]

The wild aquarium, a new tool for aquatic conservationists

The concept of the Wild Aquarium is almost a decade old, so it’s hardly a new tool for a budding freshwater ecologist or aquatic researcher, except it is… The idea of replicating an aquatic habitat inside an aquarium whilst simultaneously being situated in the habitat is a peculiar concept but the creator of this idea […]

The Fishes of the Orinoco in the Wild | A fantastic new book!

The latest buzz around the freshwater fish-keeping community has hit social media with a bang in the last few weeks. Fishes of the Orinoco in the Wild is a new book written by photographer, artist and passionate aquatic explorer Ivan Mikolji from Carabobo, Venezuela. Based in the Venezuelan Amazon,  Ivan catches outstanding real life images […]