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How your swan artworks helped get lead shot banned in EU wetlands
15 Dec 2020

How your swan artworks helped get lead shot banned in EU wetlands

As the vote approached, we launched a callout in partnership with BirdLife Europe to ‘share a swan’ as a symbol of hope. See a small selection of some of the artworks our supportive WWT community produced!...

When traditional flood defences are no longer enough: wetlands and flood prevention
03 Sep 2020

When traditional flood defences are no longer enough: wetlands and flood prevention

Scientists predict that one of the impacts of our climate emergency will be heavier rainfall and greater frequency and strength of storms. Find out how we can use wetlands to help reduce flooding in a sustainable and cost-effective way...

How wetlands can help us look after our water
20 Aug 2020

How wetlands can help us look after our water

The water situation in the UK is precarious, yet a clean and reliable water supply is vital for many businesses. Water companies, the drinks industry, agriculture, horticulture and energy companies are just some that spring to mind. Over-abstraction, wher...

Nature and lockdown: how we can plan a ‘green recovery’ for our health
21 May 2020

Nature and lockdown: how we can plan a ‘green recovery’ for our health

Many of us have become acutely aware that our connection to wild places and other forms of life is innate and essential to our wellbeing as well as that of the wildlife we love. So how can we make nature and our health our priority? ...

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. ...

Challenging  threats to our water quality – and to wetland wildlife
07 Feb 2019

Challenging threats to our water quality – and to wetland wildlife

The Water Framework Directive is a piece of legislation that has lead to the Environment Agency improving over 4,500km of water bodies in the last 3 years. Now, that directive is under review - and there's a chance it could be weakened. ...

The water of life: how wetland species are affected by water pollution
09 Nov 2018

The water of life: how wetland species are affected by water pollution

Since 1970 over 50 per cent of our freshwater and wetland species have declined in numbers. The main reason is because the quality and quantity of water they live in is declining too...

World Wetlands Day: A countdown from Colombo
27 Jan 2018

World Wetlands Day: A countdown from Colombo

The city of Colombo grew out of a group of fishing villages around a wetland. Today, these wetlands cover more than 15% of the total area of the Colombo Metropolitan Region. They protect the city from flooding and help mitigate climate change. ...

Why new build houses are  a flood risk to existing homes
02 Feb 2017

Why new build houses are a flood risk to existing homes

People’s homes will be at greater risk from flooding by 2020 because new homes will overwhelm existing drains, according to the biggest ever survey of building and flooding professionals. More sustainable drainage systems is the answer...

Flooding-friendly garden wins awards
05 Jul 2016

Flooding-friendly garden wins awards

A garden that shows people how they can help solve local flooding through gardening has won a Gold Award and Best Garden award at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2016. The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust’s “Working Wetlands Garden” is designed by Jeni ...