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Waterlife magazine

Keep in the loop with our conservation magazine. Find out more about your favourite wetland animals, discover the innovative ways WWT is working to protect vital wetland habitats and stay up to date with all the exciting events going on at our centres.

Each issue of the magazine includes:

  • Our latest news and stories
  • In-depth features on wetland wildlife conservation and wetlands creation, restoration and protection
  • Wildlife spotter guides
  • A Kids Zone to inspire the next generation of nature lovers
  • Down Your Way event listings showing what is happening at your local centre

Waterlife magazine is free for members of WWT. Find out more about other benefits you could enjoy with WWT membership.

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.

What's in the latest issue

This year, let’s make sure you take time out to spend in nature every day – whether that means watching the sun rise, taking a brief walk outside over lunch break, or listening to a blackbird sing. Your local wetland centre can help you to reconnect with nature. Find out more about how we’re working to enhance the healing power of our wetlands on page 20.

Getting outside for some exercise is a great way to maintain a healthy weight and good physical health. So wrap up warm and join in our Puddle Jumping Championships this February. It’s the perfect fun activity for the whole family, as children will benefit from the exercise too. For full details, turn to page 43, with individual centre events from page 45.

Photography, too, is a kind of meditation on nature, focusing all the senses on experiencing a moment in time. We’re delighted to showcase some of the best images submitted to our photo contest by WWT’s talented members. See nature through their eyes on page 32.

While you’re outside, take on Steve Backshall’s challenges for young readers to witness six winter wonders, and play some mindfulness games to sharpen the senses, on page 40.

Winter issue: January - March 2020