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WWT welcomes Government’s ten point plan for green industrial revolution
18 Nov 2020

WWT welcomes Government’s ten point plan for green industrial revolution

The Prime Minister has today unveiled his plans for a green industrial revolution to boost a green recovery. The Government’s Ten Point Plan includes measures to expand protected landscapes and create and retain jobs in the environmental sector. In ...

Living Planet Report shows a dramatic decline in freshwater species - giving more urgency to implement Emergency Recovery Plan
10 Sep 2020

Living Planet Report shows a dramatic decline in freshwater species - giving more urgency to implement Emergency Recovery Plan

A key element of the 2020 Living Planet Report's Freshwater Deep Dive, this scientific paper outlines a revolutionary plan to reverse the rapid decline in the world’s freshwater species and habitats while protecting our life support systems. ...

Our response to the State of the Environment speech
08 Sep 2020

Our response to the State of the Environment speech

In response to Sir James Bevan's speech today at the launch of the Environment Agency's State of the Environment report, WWT's Director of Conservation, Dr James Robinson said: Sir James is right to say investing in a healthy environment is about t...

Changes to planning process could accelerate nature's decline, warns environmental coalition
06 Aug 2020

Changes to planning process could accelerate nature's decline, warns environmental coalition

Ahead of the Government’s proposed changes to planning processes, to be published tomorrow 6 August, environment groups including WWT are warning that radical reform of the planning system could mean sweeping losses of nature, unless critical environmen...

Our response to George Eustice's Green Recovery speech
20 Jul 2020

Our response to George Eustice's Green Recovery speech

In response to the Secretary of State for the Environment, George Eustice MP's speech this morning, WWT's Director of Conservation, Dr James Robinson, said, We welcome the Secretary of State's ambition to put nature at the centre of a green recove...

Human swan calls for lead shot ban ahead of EU vote
29 Jun 2020

Human swan calls for lead shot ban ahead of EU vote

Human swan Sacha Dench has added her voice to the call for a lead shot ban from wetlands...

WWT joins raft of organisations calling on Government to prioritise green recovery
08 May 2020

WWT joins raft of organisations calling on Government to prioritise green recovery

CEOs call on Government to prioritise green recovery as PM prepares to lead the UK into a new normal ...

Environment Minister and Taunton Deane MP visits UK’s largest wetland reserve to discover how wetlands can combat climate crisis
07 Feb 2020

Environment Minister and Taunton Deane MP visits UK’s largest wetland reserve to discover how wetlands can combat climate crisis

Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Rebecca Pow was given a tour of WWT Steart Marshes in north Somerset to find out how healthy wetlands can help people and wildlife adapt to climate change...

Commit to saving wetlands to solve the biodiversity and climate crises this World Wetlands Day
30 Jan 2020

Commit to saving wetlands to solve the biodiversity and climate crises this World Wetlands Day

WWT has joined a chorus of calls for greater reforms to save wetlands and avert the looming biodiversity and climate emergencies...

WWT response to Environment Bill
30 Jan 2020

WWT response to Environment Bill

WWT welcomes the speedy reintroduction of the Environment Bill into Parliament today, however this vital legislation must go further than simply bridging the gap in environmental protection and oversight that we have enjoyed as a Member State of the EU.To...

'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...