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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A critically endangered freshwater mussel from Cyprus?

Over the last five years or so as Freshwater Life Project has begun to implement our long term aim to assess the viability and initiate our program for re-introduction of Salaria fluviatilis to Cyprus, I’ve had a great deal of time to study and understand not only the implications of such a plan, but also about […]