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Emergency Recovery Plan could halt catastrophic collapse in world’s freshwater biodiversity
18 Feb 2020

Emergency Recovery Plan could halt catastrophic collapse in world’s freshwater biodiversity

A new scientific paper outlines straightforward plan to reverse the rapid decline in the world’s freshwater species and habitats while protecting our life support systems. ...

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...

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. ...

The facts about biodiversity loss:  6 key insights from the 2019 UN IPBES report
07 May 2019

The facts about biodiversity loss: 6 key insights from the 2019 UN 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. ...