Partnership is at the core of what Shoal is aiming to achieve. The development and nurturing of meaningful partnerships mean an amplified voice, a sharing of skills and ultimately a more solid foundation for success.

Conservation Optimism’s extensive network can help Shoal fulfil one of its principal objectives: to raise awareness of the need for more and better freshwater conservation action. Awareness-raising is crucial at this relatively early stage of Shoal’s development. As Shoal’s platform builds, it will become easier to fundraise and thus forge new partnerships that can in turn create lasting change for freshwater species and the habitats they depend on.

Shoal embraces the positivity behind Conservation Optimism. For people to feel they can help the biodiversity crisis, they need to be given actionable advice, and the reassurance that they can make a difference. We are keen to share success stories and promote resources that help people get stuck in and participate in solutions.

Credit: Will O’Hare

Utterly brilliant - Water Worlds episode of #GreenPlanet on @BBC. Extraordinary footage of freshwater plants from the Amazon river to the Pantanal to English chalk streams. And spot on narrative...

"Surely these plants deserve more of our attention & care?" - David Attenborough
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Something colourful for a Friday:

During flood season, flowering water lilies transform the Mekong into a living watercolour 💙

40% of species 🐠🐬🦆🦩🐊🦛 depend on wetlands. To halt nature loss, we have to conserve & restore wetlands - from rivers to reefs.

Add your voice (& kms) by joining the #WorldWetlandsRun with @RamsarConv @WWTworldwide @WetlandsInt @IWMI_

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