Strategic partnerships

Why would the world be better with more wetlands?

It’s fast emerging that wetlands are one of our best nature-based solutions, providing dynamic wildlife habitat while locking carbon deep in the ground and providing a buffer for inland and coastal flooding.

As humans have changed the land beyond recognition, we think it’s our role to give nature a helping hand to recover. Unlike many other ecosystems such as woodlands or the ocean, wetlands can be restored within a comparatively short space of time, and new wetlands can become viable even at large scale – WWT Steart Marshes is now a thriving working wetland ten years after being built.

Aerial view of Steart Marshes in Somerset

From pioneering blue carbon-storing wetlands at Steart Marshes to innovative health programmes bringing people back to nature, our projects show that it is possible to reverse environmental decline. We’re also helping to supercharge wildlife populations while we restore their habitats, by bolstering the numbers of threatened bird species like black-tailed godwit and curlew through our conservation breeding programme.

We want to create 100,000 hectares of wetlands in the UK alone to prepare us for the challenges that lie ahead and to stop us from losing our wildlife forever. And we know that to achieve this ambitious target we will need to work with decision makers, land-owners and businesses. We’ll get there by transforming existing landscape into incredible wetland spaces, and by working with businesses to do something where they work too.

If you’d like to be a part of that, fill out the form below and one of our Partnerships team will be in touch to explore ways we can work together.

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