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WWT joins coalition calling for long-term plan for England's beavers
17 Aug 2020

WWT joins coalition calling for long-term plan for England's beavers

The Government should allow wild beavers to remain in England and expand naturally through river catchments, with robust local management and monitoring of the animals, say members of a coalition which includes WWT. The call for an English Beaver Strateg...

WWT receives funding for ground-breaking Generation Wild initiative from ScottishPower Foundation
12 Aug 2020

WWT receives funding for ground-breaking Generation Wild initiative from ScottishPower Foundation

New project will help connect young people with wetlands and nature...

Chair of Council, Dr Peter Day
07 Aug 2020

Chair of Council, Dr Peter Day

It was with deep sadness that we received the tragic news that our Chair of Council, Dr Peter Day, passed away on 19 July. WWT has lost one its most passionate and devoted supporters: as a volunteer for over 20 years at the London Wetland Centre, as a Tr...

Changes to planning process could accelerate nature's decline, warns environmental coalition
06 Aug 2020

Changes to planning process could accelerate nature's decline, warns environmental coalition

Ahead of the Government’s proposed changes to planning processes, to be published tomorrow 6 August, environment groups including WWT are warning that radical reform of the planning system could mean sweeping losses of nature, unless critical environmen...

Experience wetlands and wildlife from around the world at WWT centres this summer
04 Aug 2020

Experience wetlands and wildlife from around the world at WWT centres this summer

WWT centres all set for visitors this summer...

Our response to George Eustice's Green Recovery speech
20 Jul 2020

Our response to George Eustice's Green Recovery speech

In response to the Secretary of State for the Environment, George Eustice MP's speech this morning, WWT's Director of Conservation, Dr James Robinson, said, We welcome the Secretary of State's ambition to put nature at the centre of a green recove...

Rare wading bird breeds at Somerset reserve in miracle first
10 Jul 2020

Rare wading bird breeds at Somerset reserve in miracle first

A rare pair of black-winged stilts have successfully bred chicks at WWT Steart Marshes for the first time ever. ...

Human swan calls for lead shot ban ahead of EU vote
29 Jun 2020

Human swan calls for lead shot ban ahead of EU vote

Human swan Sacha Dench has added her voice to the call for a lead shot ban from wetlands...

Lead shot ban on knife-edge
26 Jun 2020

Lead shot ban on knife-edge

The future of lead shot in the EU is on a knife-edge after several countries indicated that they will abstain or vote against a ban of its use in wetlands. Lead is one of the WHO’s ten most toxic human poisons, and kills a million waterbirds a year...

The European lead ammunition scandal: the questions that need answering
18 Jun 2020

The European lead ammunition scandal: the questions that need answering

Why is key vote on lead ammuniation repeatedy delayed?...

Pinker flamingos more aggressive, reveals WWT study
08 Jun 2020

Pinker flamingos more aggressive, reveals WWT study

Bright pink flamingos are more aggressive than paler rivals when fighting over food, new research shows. ...

Visitors welcome back at WWT centres in England from next week
03 Jun 2020

Visitors welcome back at WWT centres in England from next week

WWT is to allow visitors to wetland centres in England from June 10...

WWT’s London Wetland Centre - the capital’s ‘extra lung’ - turns 20 today
26 May 2020

WWT’s London Wetland Centre - the capital’s ‘extra lung’ - turns 20 today

WWT's pioneering project to bring threatened wetland wildlife to the heart of London has celebrated its 20th anniversary...

Welcome home! Black-tailed godwits return to WWT Welney
19 May 2020

Welcome home! Black-tailed godwits return to WWT Welney

It seems that home really is where the heart is, even if you’re a black-tailed godwit. With good numbers already returning to Project Godwit sites this year, the future looks bright for these iconic waders. ...

Martin Spray steps down as Chief Executive today after 16 years of service at WWT.
11 May 2020

Martin Spray steps down as Chief Executive today after 16 years of service at WWT.

WWT’s Chief Executive Martin Spray has retired from his role, ending a 32-year career in the conservation sector. Mr Spray called it a ‘privilege’ to have led WWT, and after watching it grow in ‘confidence, ambition, influence and profile’ in t...