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 […]

Genetic research reveals crucial need for fish habitat protections in Cyprus

In November 2017, I returned to Cyprus for the umpteenth time to continue investigating the anthropogenic impacts affecting the native Killifish (Aphanius cf. fasciatus) and its three respective habitats on the island; I connected with colleagues in the south, on both Cypriot and Sovereign British territory, as well as those based in the North. Since the […]

Local rock gig raises £800 for Borneo Endangered Species Campaign!

Over the weekend of 20-21st April, a small local pub in Portsmouth achieved an amazing feat of raising a total of £800 in donations towards our Borneo Endangered Species campaign. The pub, known as The Deco was host to a number of exciting bands including Seething Akira, Cybernetic Witch Cult, BELLIGERENCE, Stray Bullets, Earthborn Kings, Nausicaa, The Divorcée & Bitterman and a very popular […]