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'Rice breast' prevalent in wildfowl, new research shows
21 Oct 2019

'Rice breast' prevalent in wildfowl, new research shows

Peer-reviewed research, coming from a joint British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) and Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) survey, has found the wildfowl disease sarcocystosis is both more prevalent and more widely distributed than previousl...

Environment Bill launched at WWT London Wetland Centre
16 Oct 2019

Environment Bill launched at WWT London Wetland Centre

WWT London Wetland Centre hosted the launch of the Government’s long awaited Environment Bill, which includes measures to protect habitats including wetlands and water bodies into the future...

Support the global climate strikes
12 Sep 2019

Support the global climate strikes

WWT stands alongside young people calling for climate strikes...

Curlew hunting in France given green light despite experts' warnings
02 Aug 2019

Curlew hunting in France given green light despite experts' warnings

The French Government has decided that up to 6000 Eurasian curlew - in rapid decline across the UK and Europe - can be hunted in France. Dismissing expert advice, including recommendations from their own committee, the French Government will not renew a ...

 Major campaign launched to encourage the nation to ‘Love Water’
30 Jul 2019

Major campaign launched to encourage the nation to ‘Love Water’

The British public are being asked to help the country protect water resources for future generations as part of a major campaign launched today by more than 40 environmental groups, charities, water companies and regulators. Clean, healthy and readily...

Giant plughole poses serious threat to sea life in the UK's largest estuary
22 Jul 2019

Giant plughole poses serious threat to sea life in the UK's largest estuary

Up to half a million fish each day will be sucked into Hinkley Point C nuclear power station if it is allowed to install a “giant plughole” in one of the UK’s heaviest protected marine areas, the Severn Estuary. ...

WWT descends on Westminster
05 Jul 2019

WWT descends on Westminster

Volunteers and staff from across WWT were among 15,000 people who lobbied their MPs for stronger environmental laws, in a mass event outside the Houses of Parliament...

Wetlands' future is
26 Jun 2019

Wetlands' future is "non-negotiable"

“Healthy wetlands are non-negotiable for life as we know it and if you take them – and the biodiversity they support – out of the equation the whole edifice crumbles”.That’s the stark message given by WWT and five fellow NGOs to an international...

The Time Is Now
11 Jun 2019

The Time Is Now

Do you want politicians to do more to tackle environmental issues like climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution? ...

Expanded Blue Belt welcomed - But Governments must champion its protection
31 May 2019

Expanded Blue Belt welcomed - But Governments must champion its protection

WWT and 10 other environmental organisations are welcoming an announcement by Defra today of 41 new Marine Conservation Zones. ...

What is biodiversity, and why does it matter? | 6 insights from the IPBES report
07 May 2019

What is biodiversity, and why does it matter? | 6 insights from the IPBES report

In a comprehensive and shocking global report, the IPBES have published landmark findings that show biodiversity in wetlands and other habitats around the world is in freefall. We examine what the report tells us, and what can be done. ...

WWT takes Green Bill campaign to Westminster
17 Dec 2018

WWT takes Green Bill campaign to Westminster

WWT supporters have taken our Get Behind The Green Bill campaign to Westminster to push for better legal protection for air, water and wildlife after Brexit. The Government’s draft Environment Bill – or Green Bill – is expected to be part-publish...

A win for barnacle geese
27 Nov 2018

A win for barnacle geese

Yesterday WWT called out a proposal being made to the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention to downgrade protection for barnacle geese in the UK and Europe, which would make it widely legal to kill them. We featured this photograph of a suitabl...

What Brexit means for nature
20 Nov 2018

What Brexit means for nature

Heard much about the environment in the Brexit debate? We haven’t either. However the next few weeks turn out with the current political turmoil, Brexit is likely to have serious positive and negative impacts on our wildlife and their habitats. Ai...

Wetlands key to biodiversity
19 Nov 2018

Wetlands key to biodiversity

Wetland loss is driving extinctions of animal and plant species, and contributing to the world’s imminent failure to reach its 2020 global biodiversity targets: But this could be reversed by creating new wetlands. That’s the message from WWT and ot...