Wild Carp Trust becomes a registered conservation charity

5 November 2021

The Charity Commission has approved the Wild Carp Trust’s application to become a registered charity. We are now an officially recognised and governed conservation charity, registered in England & Wales, number 1196426.

Our charitable objectives are to:

  • Promote for the benefit of the public the conservation and protection of the oldest strains of carp.
  • Advance the education of the public in the conservation, protection, history and importance of the oldest carp strains.

These strains are defined, for the purposes of the Trust, as the original species wild carp (considered Vulnerable to Extinction by the International Union for Conservation of Nature) and the feral descendants of carp introduced to waters in England and Wales before 1850 where evidence – in the form of historic record or fish phenotype – suggests that they have since avoided crossbreeding with more modern strains of carp.