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Wetlands key to ecosystem restoration
22 Mar 2019

Wetlands key to ecosystem restoration

A specific wetland programme under the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration would help the world reach its ambitious goals of sustainable development, halting biodiversity loss and tackling climate change, says WWT...

Conservation heroes given Marsh Award
11 Oct 2018

Conservation heroes given Marsh Award

Two unsung heroes of conservation were rewarded for their achievements today when they each received a Marsh Award for Wetland Conservation from the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) in partnership with the Marsh Christian Trust. Colin Gray and Mark Smar...

Sri Lankan Government announces wetland protection after WWT collaboration
06 Sep 2018

Sri Lankan Government announces wetland protection after WWT collaboration

Colombo’s citizens will reap the many benefits of healthy wetlands after the Sri Lankan government vowed to protect them. Thanks to WWT, and the local partners we work, with the capital’s wetlands have been formally recognised for the natural role th...

New garden brings splash of Canadian colour
26 Apr 2018

New garden brings splash of Canadian colour

The Royal Bank of Canada Garden from the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been officially opened to visitors at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. The garden, designed by Charlotte Harris, was awarded a Gold medal at the show last May. Martin Mere Wetland...

World Wetlands Day: A countdown from Slough part three
31 Jan 2018

World Wetlands Day: A countdown from Slough part three

Jillian Derbyshire, 62, volunteer I decided to join after seeing a notice in the park. I used to walk through quite regularly as it’s really close to where I live and I used to take my mum there. I got involved because I needed something to do. I was ...

World Wetlands Day: A countdown from Slough part two
30 Jan 2018

World Wetlands Day: A countdown from Slough part two

John Hook, 63, volunteer, Slough I first got involved after noticing a poster on the park railings. I’d been retired for six months and I’d always told myself I wasn’t going to start volunteering for anything until I’d had half a year to myself...

Fenland farmer wins Marsh award for wetlands
20 Oct 2017

Fenland farmer wins Marsh award for wetlands

Fenland farmer Andrew Green has won the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust’s 2017 Marsh Award for Wetland Creation. Over 20 years Mr Green has transformed 250 acres at Kingfishers Bridge near Wicken, Cambridgeshire from intensively farmed fields into meadows, r...

Tree-mendous rain garden that mimics the Canadian wilderness is unveiled
01 Sep 2017

Tree-mendous rain garden that mimics the Canadian wilderness is unveiled

A stunning new garden, which pays tribute to the Canadian outdoors and picked up a Gold medal at the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, has opened at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre in Burscough. The feature, which was funded by the Royal Bank of Canada, will ...