A lifeline for the Lake Acıgöl killifish. Fighting to stop an extinction before it’s too late

Last month, the Freshwater Life Project steering committee, voted unanimously in favour of supporting a project to help prevent the inevitable extinction of a critically endangered killifish from Turkey. The funding provided, enabled a team of researchers at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey, to establish the very first captive-breeding population of the critically endangered Lake […]

Conservation grant awarded to Mexican Killifish breeding program

This week, a Killifish conservation initiative based in Oaxaca, Mexico, received a £500 grant from Freshwater Life Project for the purpose of reproducing a new species of killifish in captivity as part of a conservation program. The Endemic Killifish Conservation Initiative “Rescando a Profundulus oaxacae“ run by program manager Victor Manuel Ortiz Cruz, has previously […]

Islington’s Caledonian Park welcomes a new wildlife pond and wildflower area!

caledonian park wildlife pond

The beginning of July 2022 saw the long-awaited commencement of a new wildlife pond-build with a wildflower area in Caledonian Park in the North London borough of Islington. The project, which was co-funded by Islington Council, the nature conservation charity Freshwater Life Project, and the Caledonian Park Friends Group, has been waiting in the wings […]

Freshwater Life Project welcomes two new trustees!

“As we steadily approach the halfway mark in 2022, we proudly report significant progress across all of our projects, with major milestones having been achieved as a result of hard work, sacrifice, and persistence over the last two years whilst we battled through the global pandemic. It is a time of positivity for FLP and […]

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 […]