The recent impacts of storms Babet, Ciaran and Debi have exposed how unprepared the UK is to the growing risk of flooding caused by climate change. Our new report is calling on Government to increase the amount they spend on natural flood prevention.
23 November 2023
Today the first of this year’s Bewick’s swans have arrived at WWT Slimbridge, the latest they have arrived since 1965. Experts are linking their delayed arrival to climate change, combined with a mixture of stormy and mild weather in recent weeks.
16 November 2023
Today we have published our strategy to 2030 - "Wetlands are the way" which sets out how we will operate and our priorities for the next seven years, including a new mission to restore wetlands and unlock their power.
12 October 2023
A new action plan has been published by the RSPB, WWT (Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust) and Natural England in the final year of their collaboration on Project Godwit, detailing the path to recovery over the next decade for this endangered wading bird.
3 October 2023
WWT’s Godwit Futures project is among those that have today been awarded a share of an incredible £14.5m from Natural England to revive England's endangered species. Godwit Futures, which secured £400,000, will help to transform the future of black
14 September 2023
Birdwatching and nature collective Flock Together visited WWT Arundel Wetland Centre in West Sussex on Sunday 3 September for a field trip which took place under bright blue skies and late summer sunshine. Flock Together members were joined by WWT amba
5 September 2023
WWT is deeply concerned by this week’s announcement that the government plans to scrap nutrient neutrality legislation designed to protect our most vulnerable rivers, streams and lakes from extra sewage and other pollution from new homes.
1 September 2023
WWT calls for national pilot scheme to be established in the UK by 2025 At a time when sewage and other pollutants are regularly pumped into our rivers, a new report is calling for the cleanup of our waterways to be assisted through the creation of spe
3 August 2023
This summer, we are calling for everyone to build their own tiny ponds, drainpipe wetlands and bog gardens in backyards and on balconies to help nature thrive in soaring temperatures and help reverse the UK’s devastating decline in biodiversity.
11 July 2023
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust’s nature connection project Generation Wild has won Gold at this year’s BIAZA awards.
10 July 2023
A message from Chief Executive, Sarah Fowler on celebrating Pride month at WWT.
28 June 2023
WWT has teamed up with Aviva, the savings and insurance business, on a ground-breaking project to restore saltmarshes in the UK – unlocking the superpowers of wetlands. Aviva, which has committed to invest £100m into nature-based solutions by 2030,
13 June 2023
Four curlews hand-reared from eggs by WWT staff have returned to the Severn Vale and Avon Vales and bred with wild birds, representing a ray of hope for the threatened species. Six chicks hatched this week from two nests in the Severn and Avon Vale, ea
26 May 2023
Celebrating the incredible £1.1 billion raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery for good causes and all that they achieve, WWT was excited to join an inspiring evening at the 13th annual People’s Postcode Lottery Charity Gala in Edinburgh.
24 May 2023
This weekend we are joining the rest of the country in celebrating the coronation of our patron, His Royal Highness the former Prince of Wales, who has campaigned for decades to protect wetlands and their wildlife. HRH has met with many of our staff, v
5 May 2023