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WWT thanks players of People’s Postcode Lottery for over £4.8 Million of support for wetlands

WWT thanks players of People’s Postcode Lottery for over £4.8 Million of support for wetlands

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have now raised over £4.8 million in support of WWT’s work since 2014. In 2022, WWT received an incredible £1 million thanks to funds raised by players, which was awarded by Postcode Planet Trust, one of 20 Postcode T

13 January 2023

‘Lucy Lapwing’ is announced as WWT’s latest ambassador

‘Lucy Lapwing’ is announced as WWT’s latest ambassador

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust has appointed the naturalist, birding expert and self-confessed ‘nature nerd’, Lucy Hodson aka ‘Lucy Lapwing’ as a new ambassador.

11 January 2023

WWT welcomes Government decision that will put mini wetlands in towns and cities across England

WWT welcomes Government decision that will put mini wetlands in towns and cities across England

In a long fought for decision, the UK Government will implement key legislation requiring new developments in England to include mini wetlands such as rain gardens and ponds to help prevent flooding of people’s homes and businesses.

10 January 2023

WWT secures funding to help promote Natural Flood Management in the Thames Valley

WWT secures funding to help promote Natural Flood Management in the Thames Valley

Flood prone communities in the Thames River catchment as well as local wildlife are set to benefit from £1.5 million funding allocated from the Thames Regional Flood and Coastal Committee for natural flood management projects.

21 December 2022

'Bluelight' for Eelscapes

'Bluelight' for Eelscapes

We are pleased to announce that ‘Eelscapes - restoring the Severn Vale’s wetland mosaics’ – has been awarded Defra funding to develop a landscape recovery scheme for the Severn Vale.

19 December 2022

WWT announces actor and playwright, Sir Mark Rylance, as Ambassador

WWT announces actor and playwright, Sir Mark Rylance, as Ambassador

Academy Award winning actor, playwright, theatre director and environmentalist, Sir Mark Rylance, has joined WWT as an Ambassador.

21 November 2022

WWT Chief Executive Sarah Fowler leads team to vital international wetlands conference

WWT Chief Executive Sarah Fowler leads team to vital international wetlands conference

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is sending a top team to a critical international wetlands conference in Geneva as the world gathers to discuss climate change, the environment, and nature across several locations over the next few weeks.

4 November 2022

Could creating more mud become as important as tree planting in fight against climate change?

Could creating more mud become as important as tree planting in fight against climate change?

A new report released today (3 November) outlines a quicker, more effective way to fight climate change than planting forests – creating and restoring more coastal saltmarshes full of carbon-storing mud.

3 November 2022

WWT responds to government proposals that could imperil wetlands

WWT responds to government proposals that could imperil wetlands

Proposed changes to the planning system, land management support and environmental legislation What does the UK Government propose and what does this mean for wetlands? Last week the UK Government made a number of announcements as part of its plans to d

28 September 2022

A tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

A tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

All of us at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We were honoured to have had the Queen as our Patron for many decades until 2016, when she passed on the role to her son, His Majesty

9 September 2022

WWT helps win protection for wetland wildlife at Hinkley Point C nuclear power station

WWT helps win protection for wetland wildlife at Hinkley Point C nuclear power station

WWT has helped secure a big win for wetland nature in preserving vital environmental protections at Hinkley Point C nuclear power station on the Severn Estuary.

8 September 2022

Somerset town enjoys the benefits of wetland project one year on

Somerset town enjoys the benefits of wetland project one year on

Residents of a Somerset town are celebrating one year of an exciting project to bring wetlands into the urban area and help transform the local community.

19 August 2022

Curlews fly free on Dartmoor as part of project to save iconic species

Curlews fly free on Dartmoor as part of project to save iconic species

A project to re-introduce a thriving population of curlews on Dartmoor run by a partnership which includes the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust has received a boost in its second year with the release of a group of new birds.

5 August 2022

WWT Blue Carbon work on Prince of Wales website showcasing top innovations to help combat climate change

WWT Blue Carbon work on Prince of Wales website showcasing top innovations to help combat climate change

A stunning short film showcasing the importance of wetlands with a focus on our blue carbon work at WWT Steart Marshes has been made by the film production branch of HRH Prince Charles’ Sustainable Market Initiative.

1 August 2022

Glowing report for Generation Wild at the end of a busy school year

Glowing report for Generation Wild at the end of a busy school year

As schools around the country break for their summer holidays, it’s a clear A+ in the end of term report for Generation Wild – the Wildfowl & Wetland Trust’s innovative nature-connection programme for children from economically disadvantaged areas.

28 July 2022