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WWT welcomes new Chair, Barnaby Briggs
21 Aug 2020

WWT welcomes new Chair, Barnaby Briggs

This week, Barnaby Briggs was elected Chair of WWT by a unanimous vote from his fellow Trustees He steps into the role previously held by Peter Day who sadly passed away in July. Barnaby brings with him extensive experience from the conservation and en...

WWT receives funding for ground-breaking Generation Wild initiative from ScottishPower Foundation
12 Aug 2020

WWT receives funding for ground-breaking Generation Wild initiative from ScottishPower Foundation

New project will help connect young people with wetlands and nature...

Chair of Council, Dr Peter Day
07 Aug 2020

Chair of Council, Dr Peter Day

It was with deep sadness that we received the tragic news that our Chair of Council, Dr Peter Day, passed away on 19 July. WWT has lost one its most passionate and devoted supporters: as a volunteer for over 20 years at the London Wetland Centre, as a Tr...

Experience wetlands and wildlife from around the world at WWT centres this summer
04 Aug 2020

Experience wetlands and wildlife from around the world at WWT centres this summer

WWT centres all set for visitors this summer...

Visitors welcome back at WWT centres in England from next week
03 Jun 2020

Visitors welcome back at WWT centres in England from next week

WWT is to allow visitors to wetland centres in England from June 10...

Martin Spray steps down as Chief Executive today after 16 years of service at WWT.
11 May 2020

Martin Spray steps down as Chief Executive today after 16 years of service at WWT.

WWT’s Chief Executive Martin Spray has retired from his role, ending a 32-year career in the conservation sector. Mr Spray called it a ‘privilege’ to have led WWT, and after watching it grow in ‘confidence, ambition, influence and profile’ in t...

Make a Splash at WWT’s 2020 Puddle Jumping Championships  This February Half Term
31 Jan 2020

Make a Splash at WWT’s 2020 Puddle Jumping Championships This February Half Term

This February half term, children and adults alike are being encouraged to grab their wellies, get outside and join in puddle jumping championships being held across the UK at WWT’s nine wetland centres, including Slimbridge (Gloucestershire), Martin Me...

WWT Arundel’s Centre Manager Tim McGregor talks birds, humans and the wonder of wetlands
02 Dec 2019

WWT Arundel’s Centre Manager Tim McGregor talks birds, humans and the wonder of wetlands

Centre Manager Tim McGregor reveals what it's like to be at the helm of WWT Arundel...

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...

Wetland conservation heroes - the Marsh Awards 2019
14 Oct 2019

Wetland conservation heroes - the Marsh Awards 2019

Mary Colwell and David Hindle have been given a Marsh award each from Peter Titley of the Marsh Christian Trust, whilst the other recipient, Dr. Llewellyn Young’s, posthumous award was accepted by his wife Deborah...

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. ...

This summer WWT Wetland Centres offer wild, watery adventure for families
17 Jul 2019

This summer WWT Wetland Centres offer wild, watery adventure for families

Families can take part in a variety of wild, watery adventures this school summer holidays at events being held at our nine wetland centres across the UK. ...

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...