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WWT urges manifesto writers to think green

Posted on 16th September 2014 by WWT

WWT is urging all political parties to take notice of a report published by MPs that says more needs to be done to protect our natural environment for future generations. The report gives the present Government a ‘red [...]

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See, Hear, Taste, Touch & Smell at Castle Espie’s new Sensory [...]

Posted on 15th September 2014 by WWT

Castle Espie’s new sensory garden has been delighting visitors of all ages since it opened last week. The garden and courtyard has been designed to incorporate all senses, and features a herb and fruit garden, a hidden [...]

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Biggest coastal flood management scheme completed

Posted on 8th September 2014 by WWT

The UK’s biggest ever coastal realignment scheme at Steart peninsula, a joint project between the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) and the Environment Agency has been completed today (Monday, September 8, 2014). The [...]

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Dying ducklings of world’s rarest bird need new wetland home

Posted on 26th August 2014 by WWT

The first ever study of the world’s rarest bird – the Madagascar pochard – has revealed that 96% of its chicks die before fledging. The conclusion is that the last remaining population will never expand without [...]

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School for birds’ final class graduates with flying colours

Posted on 7th August 2014 by WWT

The last ever avian class at a unique school for birds has graduated with flying colours and was yesterday moved to the secret release location in Somerset. The 16 young cranes have just completed 10 weeks of Crane School[...]

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Pintail decline rings alarm bells

Posted on 31st July 2014 by WWT

The pintail could be the latest addition to wildfowl conservation priorities after new figures from WWT and others show numbers have fallen by more than half since 2006. The findings are published in Waterbirds in the UK[...]

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Help us break butterfly count record says David Attenborough

Posted on 18th July 2014 by WWT

Sir David Attenborough launched the 2014 Big Butterfly count at WWT’s London Wetland Centre this morning and WWT’s nine Wetland Centres across the UK are inviting you to come along to help count a million butterflies [...]

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“We’re Going on a Wild Walk” at Martin Mere this summer

Posted on 17th July 2014 by WWT

Families will be able to have fun squelching, swishing and splashing through a new wetland walk opening today at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. The new Wild Walk experience takes visitors on a journey through three types[...]

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WWT/Malagasy exchange to help world’s rarest bird

Posted on 14th July 2014 by WWT

The man charged with daily care of the world’s rarest bird, the Madagascar pochard, is in the UK this month for intensive training with the world’s top aviculturists from WWT and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. [...]

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Government should be the “guardian of the future”, WWT tells MPs

Posted on 10th July 2014 by WWT

WWT Chief Executive Martin Spray CBE has told MPs the Government must aim for sustainable growth so that damage to the environment does not cost us more in the long run. Giving evidence to a cross-party Committee of MPs [...]

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