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Pingo at Thompson Common

1.5 Lost Ponds: Reinstating Ghost Pingos

A rare relict of the last Ice Age, pingos (a specialist form of pond) occur in significant numbers in the Brecks.

Delivery Lead Organisation: Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Aims/Objectives

The Lost Ponds: Reinstating Ghost Pingos project aims to map, understand and recreate the ghost pingos lost from the Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers landscape area, enabling species expansion and movement across the countryside.

Learning from the project will be disseminated to landowners and others in the region to facilitate future pingo reinstatement.

Summary

A rare relict of the last Ice Age, pingos (a specialist form of pond) occur in significant numbers in the Brecks.

This project will aim to bring 14 lost ‘ghost’ pingos back to life; improve our understanding of pingos through citizen science; and disseminate best practice to ensure effective conservation of this unique resource; better understand the distribution of pingos within the Brecks; demonstrate how to re-instate ghost pingos and share learning related to pingos to a range of audiences.

If you’d like to get involved in this project contact us for more information or to be added to the project mailing list: bfer.admin@suffolk.gov.uk