Most of Britain’s ponds in a ‘terrible state’

Telegraph: The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology measured animal life and water quality in half a million ponds across the country, from tarns in the Lake District to garden pools. Mostly as a result of pollution from farms, sewers and roads, more than 80 per cent of ponds were judged to be in a "poor" or "very poor state". Invasive species like water primrose and the paving over of more gardens is also a problem. As a consequence rare species of frogs, dragonflies and aquatic ......

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