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Title of the project

sustain the quality of the pond landscape


Contribute towards the action To sustain the quality of the pond landscape (aquatic and terrestrial) and to promote sympathetic restoration and creation of small water bodies in the landscape.

A new publication was written on ‘Ponds and lakes for shooting and conservation’ to give details on how best to manage existing ponds and create new ones that will be beneficial for species of conservation interest.
A total of four ponds have been created on shoots in Cheshire and some assesments have been conducted to identify suitable areas for possible pond creation.


Country United Kingdom
Level Regional
Region Cheshire county

Starting date


Habitat Types



Species Caracteristics Not applicable
Species Type Not applicable

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities)


Leading partners BASC The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (https://basc.org.uk/)
Other partners Fresh Habitats Trust with the Million Ponds Project (http://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/projects/million-ponds/)

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

£5,400, funding towards the cost of habitat improvement work which included creating a large pond


Green Shoots in Cheshire Annual ReportsBen Gregory Cheshire Biodiversity Project Officer2008-2009-2010