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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. ...

What is the IUCN Red List, and how is it used to track biodiversity loss?
19 Jul 2019

What is the IUCN Red List, and how is it used to track biodiversity loss?

The IUCN Red List is the most well-known assessment of species populations worldwide. It consists of nine threat categories. The latest assessment from the IUCN Red List in 2019 shows that more than 28,000 species are threatened with extinction. ...

This summer WWT Wetland Centres offer wild, watery adventure for families
17 Jul 2019

This summer WWT Wetland Centres offer wild, watery adventure for families

Families can take part in a variety of wild, watery adventures this school summer holidays at events being held at our nine wetland centres across the UK. ...

Freedom for fish in the Severn Vale after old waterways restored as part of 1.3m project
08 Jul 2019

Freedom for fish in the Severn Vale after old waterways restored as part of 1.3m project

Struggling salmon, and a wide range of other fish species, will now have improved passage along the River Frome following the rewetting of an old channel at Bond’s Mill in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. ...

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...

Warning bell sounds for threatened wetlands worldwide
25 Jun 2019

Warning bell sounds for threatened wetlands worldwide

A specially commissioned art piece for WWT Llanelli signals a warning for nature...

Why the once common European eel is now Critically Endangered (and what can be done about it)
14 Jun 2019

Why the once common European eel is now Critically Endangered (and what can be done about it)

Author and marine biologist Helen Scales explores the plight of the European eel, once so numerous but now critically endangered. WWT conservationists have come up with a few solutions to give eels a helping hand...

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? ...

Endangered ducklings hatch at Arundel Wetland Centre
07 Jun 2019

Endangered ducklings hatch at Arundel Wetland Centre

The first scaly-sided merganser ducklings ever hatched at any Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) arrived at Arundel mid-May 2019 and are thriving. ...

Bird on the brink receives boost after bumper baby arrival
07 Jun 2019

Bird on the brink receives boost after bumper baby arrival

Endangered curlews in lowland England have been handed a lifeline after dozens of rescued eggs hatched at WWT Slimbridge...

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. ...

Spotlight on: the European otter (and how to see them in the wild)
24 May 2019

Spotlight on: the European otter (and how to see them in the wild)

Otters are secretive, fascinating and adorable creatures, but why do we never see them? Find out more about otters, where otters live in the UK and what to do for the best chance of seeing them in the wild. ...

The chips are down! Miracle birds hatched from ‘muddy potato’ eggs return thousands of miles to rearing site
23 May 2019

The chips are down! Miracle birds hatched from ‘muddy potato’ eggs return thousands of miles to rearing site

Rare black-tailed godwits hand-reared at WWT Welney after their eggs were freed from muddy farmland have flown thousands of miles home for summer. ...

Water voles vs. rats: how to tell the difference
22 May 2019

Water voles vs. rats: how to tell the difference

Have you ever seen a small furry body swimming along, and not been sure if it's a water vole or a rat? This quick guide highlights the key differences between the species. ...