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Wildlife on your Waterways

Wildlife on your Waterways is an innovative project focused on the management and enhancement of a unique urban waterway environment.

Based at Camley Street Natural Park, the project will explore the green spaces and aquatic environments found along a stretch of the Regent's canal running from Camden lock to Islington Tunnel.
 
Working in partnership with the Canal & River Trust and other stakeholders, this project aims to look at what can already be found along this historic waterway, and ways in which this can be maintained and enhanced for the wildlife that has established there.
 
Through community events and practical work days, the project will increase awareness and improve access to the exceptionally rich built and natural heritage of this waterway found in Camden and Islington. Have a look at our photo gallery to see what we've been up to lately.
 
 

Canal wildlife

The canal is a haven for wildlife; fish, birds, invertebrates and amphibians all make their homes here.
 
Part of the Wildlife on your Waterways project is to record the species we find so we can improve the habitat for them.  Have a look at our wildlife photo gallery to see what we've seen.

 

 
We are working with Greenspace Information for Greater London (GiGL) to record the spread of our native species and with the Non-Native Species Secretariat (NNSS) to monitor populations of invasives.
 
If you spot anything interesting living on the canal, why not submit a record to GiGL or send a photo to our Wildlife on your Waterways project officer Martin Thompson.
 

 

Wildlife on your waterways is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Royal Bank of Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Partners
Canal & River Trust
London Canal Museum
Friends of Regent's Canal