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Can a wetland bring a dead lake back to life?
19 May 2020

Can a wetland bring a dead lake back to life?

Find out how PhD student Olly Van Biervliet turned a polluted shallow lake into a thriving, healthy ecosystem using a constructed wetland for wastewater treatment. It now boasts a vast and growing range of biodiversity...

Build it and they will come - just add water!
08 Apr 2020

Build it and they will come - just add water!

A WWT supporter, John, has created a suburban wildlife oasis within his own garden in Gloucestershire. Discover the wonderful features and creatures within the garden, and find inspiration to create your own - by just adding water!...

Dr Julia Newth talks Greta, why science needs women and why young women need passion and a strong belief to succeed
06 Mar 2020

Dr Julia Newth talks Greta, why science needs women and why young women need passion and a strong belief to succeed

There are three main things I think a young woman needs to flourish and succeed in a science career: confidence, resilience and a passionate belief in something. And you don't need to be good at science to contribute and make a difference. ...

'I would love more people to see the amazing world below the surface of wetlands' - My Wild Life with Dr Hannah Robson
11 Feb 2020

'I would love more people to see the amazing world below the surface of wetlands' - My Wild Life with Dr Hannah Robson

Dr Hannah Robson, WWT's Wetland Science Manager, talks catching ducks in your pants, why she loves invertebrates and studying poo in the name of scientific research. ...

'I want to make wetlands healthier for people and wildlife' - My Wild Life with Dr Ruth Cromie
04 Feb 2020

'I want to make wetlands healthier for people and wildlife' - My Wild Life with Dr Ruth Cromie

Dr Ruth Cromie shares with Waterlife how she finds hope, good health and inspiration in nature and young people, and how WWT is creating ‘nearby nature’ by putting wetlands into the landscape. ...

How birdwatching helped me through a cancer diagnosis: An interview with Waltraud Englefield
30 Dec 2019

How birdwatching helped me through a cancer diagnosis: An interview with Waltraud Englefield

We caught up with Waltraud Englefield, birdwatcher, nature lover and cancer survivor, to find out more about how immersing herself in nature helped her to deal with her news and improved her health and wellbeing. ...

Q&A with Reserve Manager, Dave Paynter
19 Dec 2019

Q&A with Reserve Manager, Dave Paynter

I’ve worked at Slimbridge for 38 years. Over the last few decades there has been a shift away from focussing on just a couple of species into managing many more, broader species at our reserves. More people are now aware of conservation and the ...

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...

Longstanding Martin Mere volunteer gives us a sneak 'beak' into his day
04 Jan 2019

Longstanding Martin Mere volunteer gives us a sneak 'beak' into his day

The volunteers are WWT’s wings. Without their 1000 volunteers, the charity’s grand ambitions would never be met. One of their current longest serving volunteers is Dave Walsh, 73. He has been helping out at WWT’s Martin Mere in Lancashire for over ...

Five things to do in wetlands that can improve your wellbeing
10 Oct 2018

Five things to do in wetlands that can improve your wellbeing

We know, because of our research (and because people tell us) that being outside in nature makes you feel good. Here are five of our favourite ways to get more out of being outside in nature. ...

How nature can benefit your mental health, and why we need it now more than ever
10 Oct 2018

How nature can benefit your mental health, and why we need it now more than ever

Today, we live in a society where record levels of stress, anxiety and depression are being diagnosed. Mental health awareness is improving, but Mind reports that people are finding it harder to cope with these disorders and so incidents of self-harm and ...

Think pink! WWT's Paul Rose tells us why his job is flamin-good
25 Jul 2018

Think pink! WWT's Paul Rose tells us why his job is flamin-good

Famous for their flamboyancy, few can argue that the flamingo isn’t one of the most fascinating animals on earth. With their hot pink plumage, fabulous dancing skills, upside down beaks and one-legged stance, they make great birds to study. Our very ow...

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...

World Wetlands Day: A countdown from Slough part one
29 Jan 2018

World Wetlands Day: A countdown from Slough part one

WWT has been working with the community in Slough to restore its Salt Hill Stream. We talked to three of the volunteers who have been working hard to clean the area. They revealed to us why they want their wetlands back and how the project has awarded the...