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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. ...

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...

Global wetland crisis - the lowdown
27 Sep 2018

Global wetland crisis - the lowdown

Wetlands are disappearing three times faster than natural forests, warns a new report ahead of a global meeting on protecting the world’s wetlands. Wetlands are as essential for our water as forests are for our air. The report by the Ramsar Convention ...

How wetlands make cities liveable
01 Feb 2018

How wetlands make cities liveable

Wetlands are soggy bits of land. Literally, 'wet-lands'. We built our cities on them because they gave us water and washed away our waste. But our cities got bigger so we often simply filled them in and built over them. It actually caused us a lot of pr...

Why new build houses are  a flood risk to existing homes
02 Feb 2017

Why new build houses are a flood risk to existing homes

People’s homes will be at greater risk from flooding by 2020 because new homes will overwhelm existing drains, according to the biggest ever survey of building and flooding professionals. More sustainable drainage systems is the answer...

Higher risk to swans from lead poisoning
01 Apr 2016

Higher risk to swans from lead poisoning

The health of swans in Britain is being affected by lead poisoning at lower doses than previously recognised, suggests new research by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) and the University of Exeter. The study investigated levels of lead in the blood...

New homes flood risk could be averted
23 Mar 2016

New homes flood risk could be averted

[caption id="attachment_56914" align="alignright" width="300"] Rain runs off the roofs and parking spaces - into a wildlife-rich wetland[/caption] The threat of flooding to homes and businesses will be higher due to the Government’s proposed house-buil...

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