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Ducks in trees? How different birds build their nests and rear their young
10 May 2019

Ducks in trees? How different birds build their nests and rear their young

A guide to how the different groups of bird species make their nests in wetlands, what their chicks and eggs look like, and the parenting challenges they face. Each group has different adaptations to give their young the best chance. ...

Mistaken identity - Bewick’s swans being hunted accidentally, research finds
10 May 2019

Mistaken identity - Bewick’s swans being hunted accidentally, research finds

Bewick’s swans are at risk of being unintentionally hunted due to their physical similarities to other swans, according to a study commissioned by WWT and partners. ...

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. ...

Slough residents turn animal detectives to save local stream
16 Apr 2019

Slough residents turn animal detectives to save local stream

Local volunteers from Slough have been trained to identify river-residents to monitor pollution in the Salt Hill Stream by WWT experts. ...

10 ways to add water to your garden that wildlife will love
16 Apr 2019

10 ways to add water to your garden that wildlife will love

When it comes to supporting nature, wildlife gardens are a good place to start. By creating ponds and wetland areas in our gardens - no matter how small – you'll attract wildlife like dragonflies, amphibians and birds. ...

Our Planet - a wildlife series with a difference?
02 Apr 2019

Our Planet - a wildlife series with a difference?

Biodiversity loss has long been the poor cousin of climate change. Does the launch of Our Planet, a new flagship wildlife series by Netflix, succeed in highlighting the problem? ...

WWT Snapshot March 2019
02 Apr 2019

WWT Snapshot March 2019

Thank you to all our supporters for getting behind WWT’s work to save wetlands in early 2019. February half-term week saw record numbers of visitors at our nine wetland centres across the UK. Across the week, a massive 47,000 people enjoyed a day out...

Seeking stories of former school visitors
01 Apr 2019

Seeking stories of former school visitors

WWT is appealing for stories from young nature lovers who can trace their passion back to visiting a wetland centre on a school trip...

Wetlands key to ecosystem restoration
22 Mar 2019

Wetlands key to ecosystem restoration

A specific wetland programme under the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration would help the world reach its ambitious goals of sustainable development, halting biodiversity loss and tackling climate change, says WWT...

WWT reaction to proposed goose shoot ban
07 Mar 2019

WWT reaction to proposed goose shoot ban

A proposed ban on shooting one of England’s rarest birds is welcome, but a fundamental change in policy is needed if other vulnerable birds are to recover, says WWT...

Nature springs into action early as unseasonal temperatures soar
05 Mar 2019

Nature springs into action early as unseasonal temperatures soar

Impatient spring weather has played havoc with the routines of our wetland wildlife. Our wintering visitors have all but left for their breeding grounds and some of our summer residents have already popped up in their place. What is going on? ...

Slough urged to become ‘town fit for the future’ at World Wetlands Day celebration centred on climate change
08 Feb 2019

Slough urged to become ‘town fit for the future’ at World Wetlands Day celebration centred on climate change

Councillors, town planners and mosque members met at St Mary’s Primary water garden to hear about the benefits of small but mighty wetlands against extreme weather. They also learned how Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) can engage the community, h...

Wetlands given cash injection by People’s Postcode Lottery players
07 Feb 2019

Wetlands given cash injection by People’s Postcode Lottery players

Wetlands will receive a £600,000 boost this year thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The amazing players of People’s Postcode Lottery have provided WWT with more than £2 million of support over the past five years which have aided eve...

Rare dragonflies discovered at WWT reserve in Somerset
05 Feb 2019

Rare dragonflies discovered at WWT reserve in Somerset

WWT Steart is home to rare species of dragonflies, a study has found. A host of species have been found at WWT Steart, including emerald, red-eyed and small red-eyed damselflies, brown hawker, scarce chaser and ruddy darter. Scarce chaser is Red Liste...

WWT Snapshot December 2018
31 Dec 2018

WWT Snapshot December 2018

Thank you to all our supporters for your time, passion and funding. Here is a shapshot of just some of the great conservation work you've helped WWT achieve in the last three months. Around the world In Madagascar, WWT and Durrell reintroduced...

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