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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...

Think pink! WWT's Paul Rose tells us why his job is flamin-good
25 Jul 2018

Think pink! WWT's Paul Rose tells us why his job is flamin-good

Famous for their flamboyancy, few can argue that the flamingo isn’t one of the most fascinating animals on earth. With their hot pink plumage, fabulous dancing skills, upside down beaks and one-legged stance, they make great birds to study. Our very ow...

World Wetlands Day: A countdown from Slough part three
31 Jan 2018

World Wetlands Day: A countdown from Slough part three

Jillian Derbyshire, 62, volunteer I decided to join after seeing a notice in the park. I used to walk through quite regularly as it’s really close to where I live and I used to take my mum there. I got involved because I needed something to do. I was ...

World Wetlands Day: A countdown from Slough part two
30 Jan 2018

World Wetlands Day: A countdown from Slough part two

John Hook, 63, volunteer, Slough I first got involved after noticing a poster on the park railings. I’d been retired for six months and I’d always told myself I wasn’t going to start volunteering for anything until I’d had half a year to myself...

World Wetlands Day: A countdown from Slough part one
29 Jan 2018

World Wetlands Day: A countdown from Slough part one

WWT has been working with the community in Slough to restore its Salt Hill Stream. We talked to three of the volunteers who have been working hard to clean the area. They revealed to us why they want their wetlands back and how the project has awarded the...

World Wetlands Day: A countdown from Colombo
27 Jan 2018

World Wetlands Day: A countdown from Colombo

The city of Colombo grew out of a group of fishing villages around a wetland. Today, these wetlands cover more than 15% of the total area of the Colombo Metropolitan Region. They protect the city from flooding and help mitigate climate change. ...