Pond of the month (Author: Emmanuel Lierdeman)


  • To exchange information on pond ecology and conservation between researchers, managers and practitioners.
  • To promote understanding of pond ecology by encouraging the development and coordination of fundamental and applied research.
  • To raise the profile of ponds and guide national and supra-national policies for their protection.
  • To promote effective practical pond conservation.
  • To disseminate information on the importance, attractiveness and conservation of ponds to the people.


  • joint research programmes
  • joint management of the knowledge
  • joint training
  • staff exchange
  • dissemination and communication activities


  • 6th EPCN conference: in Huesca (Spain),
    14th to 18th September 2014.

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  • Publication of the Pond Manifesto
    in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Serbian

Pond of the month
(April 2014)

The photo shows a forest pond in the nature reserve Massif du Grand Ventron (Vosges, FR).

Picture: E. Lierdeman

Such natural ponds formed by falling trees are valuable habitats for fauna: invertebrates (e.g. beetles) and Amphibians. They also constitute a reserve of water useful for terrestrial vertebrates (e.g. birds, mammals).