• 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


  • Meeting on Mediterranean ponds in Sardinia (Italia), April 2015.
    ( soon more information)
  • Publication of the Pond Manifesto
    in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Serbian

Pond of the month. September 2014

The photo shows a freshwater rock pool (Malta)


Such small temporary ponds are issued from the erosion of limestone. This one hosts potentially several rare endemic species, as macrophytes or macrocrustacea.