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Our magazine is printed on FSC accredited paper from responsible sources and can be recycled. It is also delivered in a potato-starch compostable wrap.
Advertising: currently advertising is necessary to help cover the cost of producing the magazine, so more money can go towards our conservation work. We take care to continually review the advertisements Waterlife carries, and have recently decided to stop advertising travel agencies which involve air travel in line with our wider organisational values to promote sustainable travel as much as possible.
This year, Waterlife is celebrating what makes wetlands so special. Dive in to discover an ambitious plan to create, protect and connect wetland habitats on a landscape-wide scale (page 28). We’re also closing our eyes and listening to the soundscape of our healthy wetlands. With wetland songsters tuning up for their traditional spring sing-off (page 20), now is a great time to learn birdsong, so visit our website for an easy guide: wwt.org.uk/birdsong
The troubling decline of the curlew – an icon of our wetlands – has brought together diverse allies to save it, and we’re leading the charge. Find out how we’re working with farmers to give these special waders a boost (page 34).
This issue, we also say a fond farewell to Chief Executive Martin Spray. Over the past 16 years, he has helped WWT emerge as a world leader in forward-thinking wetland conservation. We will miss him and are grateful for his lasting legacy.