This is why I'd like ponds etc to be included in the remit of the Rivers & Wetlands Group even if Chalk Streams are our main concern (posted by Ken Austin)

Hello Dan

This is why I’d like ponds etc to be included in the remit of the Rivers & Wetlands Group even if Chalk Streams are our main concern.

The BBC link is https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-55150482

Inkcap reports:

Ponds | Scientists are calling on the government to protect England’s ponds, ditches and streams, reports the BBC. In a letter organised by the Freshwater Habitats Trust, 20 scientists point out that these small bodies of water contain an abundance of life, supporting over 70% of freshwater species, and yet there is no obligation for them to be monitoring or protected, unlike large lakes and rivers.

Ken