WWT

Our projects

Our conservation projects strengthen the link between wetlands, wildlife and people, in the UK and beyond. Find out more about what we do.

Baer's pochard conservation

Once a common species across Asia, sadly the Baer’s pochard is heading for extinction in the wild – but WWT are helping to save it.

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Bewick's swans

Britain’s rarest, smallest and most musical swan is all about family. Extended family groups make long, dangerous migrations to visit the UK each winter.

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Black-tailed godwits

These enigmatic wading birds mate for life but only meet up with their partner once a year. WWT is giving them a venue for their annual special date.

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Cambodia

One of the world’s most wetland-dependent countries, Cambodia is a land of stunning contrasts.

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Common cranes

Britain’s tallest bird is bouncing back after 400 years’ absence thanks to a lot of care, and more than a little bit of innovation.

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Eurasian curlew recovery

Britain holds a quarter of the world’s curlew population. But in our changing landscapes, they are increasingly unable to rear chicks. WWT is working to understand why and reverse the decline.

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Greenland white-fronted geese

State of the art technology is helping WWT conservationists uncover the challenges this wonderful goose is facing.

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Inspiring Generations

Inspiring a new generation of wetland guardians, providing free school visits for over 75,000 children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Madagascar

Human development and pollution are devastating Madagascar’s nature, so we’re working with communities to build a sustainable future.

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Natural Flood Management

Wetlands aren't just great for wildlife and people to enjoy, they also serve an essential purpose as part of nature’s flood defence system.

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Severn Vision

The Severn Estuary is one of the UK’s great natural wonders and a globally important site for nature, but like many of our wetlands it needs our help.

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Slough's urban wetlands

Working with local communities to breathe new life into the heart of Slough, turning their green spaces blue.

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Spoon-billed sandpipers

The spoon-billed sandpiper is perilously close to extinction. Its numbers recently plummeted to fewer than 200 pairs worldwide.

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Steart Marshes

We need to be brave and bold if we are to deal with the impacts of climate change, using wetland technology that works with nature, not against it.

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SuDS for Schools

We need to be brave and bold if we are to deal with the impacts of climate change, using wetland technology that works with nature, not against it.

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Swan champions for the Russian Arctic

An Arctic community of passionate individuals who are engaging scientists, hunters and young people in initiatives to protect endangered birds from illegal hunting.

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Tackling lead ammunition poisoning

WWT science is uncovering and solving an invisible killer of birds.

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Wetlands Link International (WLI)

Wetland centres are an effective way of raising awareness, creating a learning environment and inspiring action.

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World Wetland Network

To help engage more NGOs with the Ramsar Convention and recognise their efforts, the World Wetland Network (WWN) was set up.

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