Your WWT is a pioneer in wetland conservation. Our scientists and conservationists have led the way for more than 60 years.
When it comes to ensuring the good health of people and wildlife around wetlands, WWT wrote the manual. Literally. With your support, our scientific research is making a real difference. For example:
- Our wetland conservationists work with local communities in the UK, Cambodia, Nepal, the Far East and elsewhere to help them find ways to conserve the benefits wetlands can provide for future generations.
- Our wildfowl experts have helped to save species around the world from extinction. The Hawaiian Goose, White-winged wood duck, Laysan teal, pink-footed geese and many more have benefitted from our expertise.
- Our monitoring work has enabled protection areas for water birds to be designated around the UK including the Thames Estuary, Carmarthen Bay and Solway Firth. We’ve also helped to gain protection for birds internationally, including in Iceland and Russia.
- Our advocacy staff work tirelessly to advise government and industry on the value of wetlands. WWT plays key parts in advising the UK Government on large scale projects like the Severn Barrage, future water policy and managing damaging invasive plant species.
The health of wetland wildlife is a great early indicator of damage that mankind is causing to the planet, often accidentally. By identifying threats to wildlife and finding solutions that work for people, we’re protecting the natural environment so that it can continue to support the lives of future generations.
As pressure increases on the world’s remaining wetlands and wetland species, WWT’s work becomes ever busier. Whether it’s monitoring red-breasted geese to help the Bulgarians site their wind farms; or working with farmers to solve pollution runoff problems, WWT will be there for wetlands and the wildlife and people who rely on them.