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Cambodia: the kingdom of wetlands
20 Sep 2019

Cambodia: the kingdom of wetlands

Cambodia is one of the most wetland dependant countries in the world. More than 46% of its people live and work in wetlands and 80% of the population rely on them for food. Yet protecting wetlands in Cambodia is a complex and challenging issue. ...

Salt marshes:  one of the most effective ‘carbon sinks’ on Earth
19 Sep 2019

Salt marshes: one of the most effective ‘carbon sinks’ on Earth

Salt marsh or coastal saltmarsh are tidal wetlands which are intermittently submerged with water, forming in sheltered coastal areas. They have a huge amount of biodiversity, and are valuable to humans as efficient 'carbon sinks' and flood protection...

My water life: Protecting Madagascar's wetlands
05 Sep 2019

My water life: Protecting Madagascar's wetlands

Harison Andriambelo, WWT's Wetland Technical Advisor in Madagascar, writes about his love of wetlands and why it's so important that we recognise the importance and fragility of this habitat in Madagascar, as well as its forests. ...

Alien Plant Meets a Mighty Foe at Llanelli Wetland Centre
03 Sep 2019

Alien Plant Meets a Mighty Foe at Llanelli Wetland Centre

In a first for Wales, a microscopic sap-sucking mite has been introduced in a bid to help control invasive Australian wetland plant Crassula that chokes up bodies of water and vastly out-competes our native plants...

Wild geese take climate action
03 Sep 2019

Wild geese take climate action

2019 research has shown that migratory barnacle geese are actively adjusting their traditions to climate change, shifting their migration routes within the last 25 years. ...

Have we got newt for you!
31 Jul 2019

Have we got newt for you!

North East wetland reserve helps the local population of protected great-crested newt thrive...

Mangroves: The incredible salt-water wetland forests
25 Jul 2019

Mangroves: The incredible salt-water wetland forests

Most trees could not tolerate the sorts of conditions that mangrove forests thrive in. These unique trees are tough. They’re survivors. But now they’re facing their greatest challenge yet: humans...

Giant plughole poses serious threat to sea life in the UK's largest estuary
22 Jul 2019

Giant plughole poses serious threat to sea life in the UK's largest estuary

Up to half a million fish each day will be sucked into Hinkley Point C nuclear power station if it is allowed to install a “giant plughole” in one of the UK’s heaviest protected marine areas, the Severn Estuary. ...

What is the IUCN Red List, and how is it used to track biodiversity loss?
19 Jul 2019

What is the IUCN Red List, and how is it used to track biodiversity loss?

The IUCN Red List is the most well-known assessment of species populations worldwide. It consists of nine threat categories. The latest assessment from the IUCN Red List in 2019 shows that more than 28,000 species are threatened with extinction. ...

Freedom for fish in the Severn Vale after old waterways restored as part of 1.3m project
08 Jul 2019

Freedom for fish in the Severn Vale after old waterways restored as part of 1.3m project

Struggling salmon, and a wide range of other fish species, will now have improved passage along the River Frome following the rewetting of an old channel at Bond’s Mill in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. ...

Why the once common European eel is now Critically Endangered (and what can be done about it)
14 Jun 2019

Why the once common European eel is now Critically Endangered (and what can be done about it)

Author and marine biologist Helen Scales explores the plight of the European eel, once so numerous but now critically endangered. WWT conservationists have come up with a few solutions to give eels a helping hand...

Who lives in a pond?  A quick ID guide
12 Jun 2019

Who lives in a pond? A quick ID guide

Did you know that ponds are havens for a huge range of aquatic invertebrates, amphibians and more? Find out more about how to identify the huge biodiversity of pond life when you next go pond dipping. ...

Make a Crane!
10 Jun 2019

Make a Crane!

One of the most famous origami models is the paper crane. In Japanese folklore, the crane is said to live for a thousand years. Read on for simple instruction on how to make a paper crane, and take the WWT #CraneChallenge...

Spring photography tips: how to get the best shots of new life
29 May 2019

Spring photography tips: how to get the best shots of new life

Spring is a fantastic time of the year for photographers. As the days lengthen and the temperature starts to warm, learn how WWT reserve warden Arron Roberts photograph new life and a plethora of colourful subjects...

Spotlight on: the European otter (and how to see them in the wild)
24 May 2019

Spotlight on: the European otter (and how to see them in the wild)

Otters are secretive, fascinating and adorable creatures, but why do we never see them? Find out more about otters, where otters live in the UK and what to do for the best chance of seeing them in the wild. ...