Waterlife magazine

Keep in the loop with our conservation magazine. Find out more about your favourite wetland animals, discover the innovative ways WWT is working to protect vital wetland habitats and stay up to date with all the exciting events going on at our centres.

Each issue of the magazine includes:

  • Conservation, campaign and fundraising updates
  • In-depth features on wetland wildlife and wetlands creation, restoration and protection
  • ID spotter guides, wildlife photography, and nature writing
  • Educational tips to inspire the next generation of nature lovers
  • Things to see and do across our wetland centres

Waterlife magazine is free for members of WWT. Find out more about other benefits you could enjoy with WWT membership.

Our magazine is printed on FSC accredited paper from responsible sources and can be recycled. It is also delivered in a potato-starch compostable wrap.

Advertising: currently advertising is necessary to help cover the cost of producing the magazine, so more money can go towards our conservation work. We take care to continually review the advertisements Waterlife carries, and have recently decided to stop advertising travel agencies which involve air travel in line with our wider organisational values to promote sustainable travel as much as possible.

In our spring issue

While climate change has captured public attention and risen up political and corporate agendas, biodiversity has lagged behind. Fortunately, that’s changing with the growing realisation that our fate is inextricably linked to that of the rest of nature. At the end of this year, a big global conference is due to take place – the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. Its goal: the production of a new plan to save life on Earth (or Global Biodiversity Framework). Now is the perfect time to show how wetlands – and all their amazing wildlife – can play a major role in solving some of the biggest challenges of our time on a global scale (page 22).

Also, we celebrate the jaw-dropping winners of our photography competition (page 34), introduce an exciting new section that will help you to distinguish between similar wetland species (page 20), and discover the technology that allows our scientists to monitor freshwater wildlife through the traces it leaves behind (page 30).

Spring issue: Mar - Jun 2022