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How Sir Peter Scott saved the nene goose, using conservation techniques we still use today
18 Oct 2019

How Sir Peter Scott saved the nene goose, using conservation techniques we still use today

How did Sir Peter Scott save the nene goose and what are the pioneering breeding techniques WWT uses today to continue his legacy, saving species across the planet? Our story starts back in the 1950s, on Hawaii...

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. ...

Fact file: Saltmarshes and mudflats
19 Sep 2019

Fact file: Saltmarshes and mudflats

Saltmarshes and mudflats are tidal wetlands that 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...

Club-rush in comeback at Arundel
09 Sep 2019

Club-rush in comeback at Arundel

Last summer the team at WWT Arundel started the re-introduction of a plant that was once so rare in the UK that it was only found on the Tamar estuary in Devon, and then in a patch smaller than a doormat!...

Protecting Madagascar's wetlands: My Wild Life with Harison Andriambelo
05 Sep 2019

Protecting Madagascar's wetlands: My Wild Life with Harison Andriambelo

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...

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...

The facts about biodiversity loss:  6 key insights from the 2019 UN IPBES report
07 May 2019

The facts about biodiversity loss: 6 key insights from the 2019 UN IPBES report

In a comprehensive and shocking global report, the IPBES have published landmark findings that show biodiversity in wetlands and other habitats around the world is in freefall. We examine what the report tells us, and what can be done. ...

Our Planet - a wildlife series with a difference?
02 Apr 2019

Our Planet - a wildlife series with a difference?

Biodiversity loss has long been the poor cousin of climate change. Does the launch of Our Planet, a new flagship wildlife series by Netflix, succeed in highlighting the problem? ...

Madagascar pochard: fact file  on the world's rarest duck
02 Jan 2019

Madagascar pochard: fact file on the world's rarest duck

Everything you need to know about the Madagascar pochard, the world's rarest duck, and how WWT have been working for over a decade to protect it and the precious wetland habitat it needs. ...

White face whistling duck
13 Dec 2018

White face whistling duck

The white face whistling duck is a perching duck found in Africa and South America. Perching ducks are rather confusing, as they are more closely related to swans and geese than to other ducks. As their name suggests they have a characteristic white face...

Countdown to an eco-friendly Christmas that won't cost the Earth
12 Dec 2018

Countdown to an eco-friendly Christmas that won't cost the Earth

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Here are some great ideas to make it a wonderful time for both you and wetland nature – by having a creative, fun Christmas while keeping down your water, carbon and plastic footprints. Eco-friendly gift idea...

Ducks in transit
08 Nov 2018

Ducks in transit

The journey between Antsohihy and Lake Sofia – to take Madagascar pochards from the breeding centre to their new home – poses many challenges. ...