Citizen science, what is it exactly?
Citizen science is a movement that has spread like wildfire within the scientific community. Its aim is usually to find answers to a research based problems or questions, in which the scientists also involve members of the public in providing certain data.
Small ponds - large impact
Ponds are freshwater (sometimes saline) water bodies with a size of less than 10 hectares. They can occur in gardens, cities, villages, farmlands, floodplains, steppes, woods, lawns and bogs. Their wildlife is extremely large and diverse.
This document presents the first Pond Manifesto, produced by the European Pond Conservation Network. The Manifesto contains the knowledge and experience of researchers and practitioners working across Europe on all aspect of pond conservation, which it sets out a specific strategy to achieve.
The European green toad, the „Amphibian of the year” in 2021
The biggest threat to green toads is the early drying of their temporarily water covered breeding sites, which is exacerbated by climate change, thus our garden ponds can play an important role in sustaining their populations. In Hungary, the green toad is protected with a conservation value of 10 000 HUF.