\ufeff\r\n\r\nFreshwater\u00a0Habitats Trust aims to protect\u00a0freshwater\u00a0wildlife for everyone to enjoy.\r\n\r\nWe are an evidence-based conservation charity, with a strong science grounding. We are highly strategic \u2013 targeting our work where evidence suggests it will be most effective. We are concerned with all freshwaters including those that are small and undervalued like headwater streams, ponds, flushes and ditches. We are working in partnership with people, communities and organisations to get the best results for freshwater wildlife.\r\n\r\nWe aim to:\r\n\r\n \tLocate Important Freshwater Areas (IFAs) in the UK. Protect the best habitats: ensure that IFAs are recognised and protected.\r\n \tSpecies conservation: protect our most threatened freshwater plants and animals.\r\n \tExpand and connect: build out from high quality areas to create the Freshwater Network.\r\n\r\nTo achieve these aims we work in many areas:\r\n\r\n \t\r\n\r\n \tPolicy: champion freshwater biodiversity at national and European levels.\r\n \tPractical projects: implement practical solutions based on best practice.\r\n \tPublic outreach and partnership: work with people to achieve our aims.\r\n \tMonitoring: understand national trends and review the effectiveness of our work.\r\n \tResearch: investigate better ways to protect freshwater biodiversity.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWe rely on the generosity of the public to continue protecting freshwater wildlife and habitats for everyone to enjoy.